Concrete can be found almost everywhere in a house but also outside. On floors, on walls, in the basement, in entryways, on the patio, and more. And like any other material found inside and outside the house, it must be well maintained and cleaned.
So do you know how to clean concrete? We offer tips and products for maintaining and cleaning concrete.
1. How to clean waxed concrete floors with black soap?
For a terrace or a waxed concrete slab, it is important to choose a cleaning product that is not too aggressive so as not to damage the surface. After several tests and opinions from our visitors, liquid black soap is an excellent way to clean and maintain concrete.
To clean blackened concrete:
- Mix some water with liquid black soap in a bucket
- Clean, scrub and rinse the concrete slab
Black soap is also very effective in removing greasy stains from waxed concrete. You can also replace it with Marseille soap which is just as effective.
2. How to clean mold from concrete?
It is normal to see mold stains appear on concrete floors outdoors. With rain, sun, humidity, and dirt, a concrete slab or patio can quickly become stained with mold. But don’t panic, here are the steps to remove mold effectively:
- Fill a bucket with cold-lukewarm water
- Add 5 tablespoon of percarbonate of soda
- Mix well and wash the concrete surface, paying particular attention to mold stains
Bleach can also be used to remove mold and clean a concrete patio darkened by time. Be careful, however, because bleach is very powerful and damaging to the environment and can even damage concrete.
Never use bleach on waxed concrete
Bleach and any other cleanser with abrasive powders should be avoided when cleaning waxed concrete. You risk damaging your concrete surface with the bleach.
3. How to remove grease from concrete floor?
Whether it is a floor, a terrace, or a simple concrete slab, it is important to clean grease stains as quickly as possible. If you do not react quickly this simple grease stain will become a stubborn and encrusted stain and therefore much more difficult to clean.
Using the claystone:
Do you know clay stone? This natural cleaning product is very effective against grease stains on different surfaces and different materials. You can, therefore, use a wet cloth (or sponge) and claystone to rub grease stains on the concrete.
Using baking soda:
Baking soda is a must-have natural product at home. For cleaning and removing stains from almost any surface baking soda is very effective.
- Simply sprinkle baking soda on the greasy stain, let sit for a few minutes.
- Scrub the stain with a sponge or soft-bristled brush to clean everything.
Use Sommières earth
A final natural product that is effective in removing greasy stains from concrete is Sommières earth. This product absorbs and cleans oil, butter, makeup, etc. Sprinkle on the stain, leave to act, and clean to finish.
4. How to remove red wine stains from concrete?
Got a nasty stain of red wine to wash off on a concrete slab or counter? Regardless of the type of stain, it is important to clean everything quickly to prevent the liquid from getting stuck in the concrete. Here’s how to remove red wine stain:
Remove as much liquid as possible with absorbent paper
- Sprinkle with Sommières earth to completely cover the wine stain
- Leave on for a few hours to detach as much as possible
- Use soapy water and a brush to finish cleaning
You can also use white vinegar to clean a red wine stain on a concrete counter or patio.
5. How to clean concrete floors with vinegar?
White vinegar is widely used and popular around the house when it comes to household chores, isn’t it? So why not use the power of white vinegar to clean and remove all the stains from concrete?
Here are some of the stains that will go away with vinegar:
- Mud stain
- Red wine stain
- Fruit and vegetable stain
- Grass stain
- Mold stain
- Light rust stain
6. How to remove green moss from concrete?
For a patio, paving stone, and concrete tiles, it is important to do good annual maintenance to remove all stains and other dirt from the surface. It is also important to remove and prevent moss and green deposits from concrete.
You can, therefore, purchase a product that will help prevent and treat the concrete surface against green deposits.
7. Soapy water to avoid damaging the concrete
Simply wash your concrete with a little hot water and dish soap to keep it clean. You can start by cleaning the concrete with hot water and if stains persist then add dish soap to the water.
Soapy water is ideal for removing greasy stains and other small stains from concrete floors and countertops without risking damage to the surface.