Did spring cleaning reveal an ugly garage floor? Wondering what to do about oil stains that have suddenly revealed themselves now that you’ve swept away the leaves and grime?
Depending on how long the stains have had to set in, removing them may not be as hard as you think. According to About.com home repair guide Bob Formisano, some common household items like WD-40 may do the trick. Spray on and let the solvent soak in for 15 minutes. Then rinse with a hose and repeat if necessary.
Other options he suggests include kitty litter, TSP and a combination of paint thinner and sawdust. Read the full article at http://homerepair.about.com/od/interiorhomerepair/ht/ht_oil_conc_flr.htm
Can’t get the stains out? Consider changing the color of the floor with concrete stain or durable epoxy paint. The DIY Network web site offers step-by-step instructions and a list of materials you need for the projects at http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-stain-a-garage-floor/index.html or http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-paint-a-garage-floor/index.html.
If you’re the type who prefers to watch and learn instead, here’s a link to the video Cliff’s notes. http://www.diynetwork.com/painting-garage-floors/video/index.html
One other option to cover and protect your garage floor in a fun creative way is with modular flooring like these carpet tiles from Flor. http://www.flor.com/working-class-tan.html. These versions are designed for heavy traffic in the garage and can be removed to clean or replace one square at a time.
There are plenty of brands and materials available, these pretty photos just happened to catch our eye.
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