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Old 09-17-2008, 07:18 PM
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cleaning the garage floor

I have a double garage floor that has been coated and sealed with expoxy. I have spilled oil, grease, tranny fluid, and anitfreeze on the floor. The floor has held up well but it is dirty and grimy.
What's the best way to clean it? Soap and water? Pinesol and water? Or commerical garage floor cleaner?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I just used some tide, it cuts the grease and makes the garage smell good!!
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My garage floor isn't coated (limited experience if you will...), but I would recommend trying something like Simple Green. I have heard that Dawn dish detergent will work for cleaning a grimy shop floor, but, I've never tried it.



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Dawn for the garage(and house) windows and Tide for the floor!
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I second the Simple Green suggestion.

It really cuts the grease better than anything else I've ever used.
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Again, I use Simple Green when cleaning up my shop floor. It works REALLY well. Although I do have limited experance in this, as I havn't tried many others.
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I have used Dawn with good results. The Old Tide worked great, but the newer stuff is just too environmentally correct. The best thing I have used is called Sea Wash. My son brings home about 5 gallons of concentrate every time he off loads a ship or takes one into dry dock. It is Simple Green on steroids.

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Castrol Super Clean and I have an old, two disc floor polisher. A plastic bristle broom does the job, too. The Super Clean will take the grease off of ANYthing... use it straight...
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Get a 5 gal pail of Castrol parts cleaner, scrub it into the grime, mop it up, then rinse by washing with hot water and with a commercial grade detergent available from INDUSTRIAL parts or restaurant suppliers.

This how the steam cleaners/shop cleanup trucks do it, only they also use a steam pressure washer.
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Dawn and Simple Green work really well, but it takes FOREVER to clean it off. It seems like you have to spray forever to get all the slimy soap off of things.

I bought a pressure washer, I crank up the hot water heater to 180*, run hot water through it, and I pretreat oily spots with hand cleaner and a broom. The hand cleaner is basically fats that have been turned to soaps, so they are a lot more biodegradable than simple green or Dawn.
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The stuff that Por15 sells called Marine clean works really good where other stuff won't...


Pressure washer set up like Curtis says is the ticket for a fast job too.


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I have a double garage floor that has been coated and sealed with expoxy.
Just wondering what product you used, I am thinking of doing mine and I am looking for a good coating.
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