It is more likely that you will find more oil stains in your garage than any other place in your house. Many times they remain there for long-period of time because we don’t address them as quickly as we should. If you find an oil stain on your garage floor, it can be due to different reasons such as your car losing the lubricate due to a leak.
Before cleaning your garage, you should first determine whether the oil leak is recent or has been there for a long period of time, as that will change the approach you take to clean up.
Recent Oil Spill
If the stain is still wet, you should absorb it with newspaper, sand, ash or talc among others. Leave whichever material that you choose on the stain for about an hour, to soak up the oil, and then remove it making sure to place everything in a trash bag to not mess anything else up. You can then mix a generous amount of laundry soap into a bucket of warm water and make sure that is a soapy mixture. Pour the mixture onto the stain and you may want to add some extra detergent directly onto the stain. Let it soak for a few minutes and then scrub the stain. When you are satisfied, wash everything with a garden hose with high pressure.
Old or Dried Oil Stains
If you have an older or dry oil stain the process will be different in getting rid of it. There are many products dedicated to this purpose such as the Oil Lift Remover. You can also find great degreasers in your kitchen to apply to the stain such as dishwashing liquids, vinegar, and baking soda. Directly apply any of these products to the stain, gently rub them in, and leave for a few minutes. Go in with a cloth that has been soaked in hot water to remove the stain. Repeat the process until you are satisfied.
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