4 Different Household Items To Use To Clean Your Concrete

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Concrete can be a great surface to use for flooring in your home or garage. It makes a great base for sidewalks, patios, and driveways as well. Due to the porous nature of concrete, it can be tough to deal with stains on your concrete. Luckily, there are four common household products that you can use to deal with the stains on your concrete.

Ammonia

Ammonia is great for getting rid of discoloration on your concrete, especially if you don't know the source. Ammonia is a really strong substance and will need to be diluted. In general, you want to dilute a single cup of ammonia with an entire gallon of water.

Pour the ammonia solution on your concrete, scrub down the area, and then rinse it with water. Remember, when you work with ammonia, due to the strong fumes that it gives off, you should always wear a mask.

Kool-Aid

Your favorite childhood drink can actually help you clean your concrete. If you have rust stains on your concrete, mix together a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid with water. Don't add any sugar to the mixture. Take the mixture and use it to scrub away the stain. The lemonade Kool-Aid and water mixture should cut through the rust and remove it from the concrete.

Oven Cleaner

Oven cleaner has multiple purposes. Oven cleaner can work just as well on removing grease, oil, and transmission fluids from your concrete as it does at cleaning the inside of your oven.

Take some oven cleaner and spray it on any grease, oil, or transmission fluid stains. Let the cleaner sit and soak for about fifteen minutes. Then come back and scrub at the stain, using a hard bristle brush. After that, rinse off the mixture with a high-pressure hose. This should get rid of most grease and oil stains.

If the stain is still present, you may need to repeat this process a second time.

WD-40

WD-40 is great not only for getting rid of the squeak from hinges and moving parts, it can also be a great tool for cleaning up stains on your concrete. WD-40 works best on oil stains on concrete.

Take a can of WD-40, and spray it over the oil stain. You want to apply a thick layer of lubricant to the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse the area off with water. This should lift the oil stain up and off your concrete.

If you have some stains on your concrete, you should be able to remove them with a water and ammonia mixture, lemonade Kool-Aid and water mixture, oven cleaner, or some good old WD-40. The key to treating stains on your concrete and getting rid of them to make sure that you act fast, and don't let the stain sit for too long. The longer the stain sits, the more the staining substance can soak into the concrete, making it harder to remove and clean.

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