How to Clean Garage Floors in Southern California

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

With frequent use, garage floors are easily stained and covered in dirt. Oily residue can be quite difficult to remove without effective tools. Unsightly grease tracks not only ward off customers but could also put your employees at risk of injury if not properly cleaned. Here are a few steps to creating a welcoming and safe garage:


• Before cleaning, open the garage door for ventilation purposes.

• Run a broom with a coarse brush across the floor to collect dirt.

• If your garage is riddled with vehicle-related spills, correct absorption and disposal are essential. First, try sand, old newspaper, cat litter, sawdust, baking soda or any other absorbent material to collect excess oil. Gather oil into plastic container and drop off at an approved facility.

• Overly aggressive cleaning supplies may actually destroy the integrity of the floor so try simple dish soap or orange hand cleaners on stains first.

• Solvents or trisodium phosphate will remove more difficult stains that have settled into the floor. Leave on floor for about an hour and then scrub until clean.

• High pressure water may also be used to lift tough spots. Squeegee any remaining water and let the area dry before placing any items on top of floor.


The best way to keep your garage floor clean is to protect it. The most effective and long-term protection comes from floor coatings. Sealed floors are easier to clean and offer a more stable surface for concrete. They also reduce corrosion caused by chemicals, decrease the number of slips and give your business a fresh, clean look.

Garage floor coatings should be installed by professionals. Contact Cor-Ray Painting Company to find out more about their extensive experience in the painting and coating field at (562) 906-9770 or look here. Cor-Ray provides epoxy, urethane and non skid floor coatings in the Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Norwalk. Lynwood, Compton and Lakewood areas of California.

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