Cleaning outdoor concrete much different than indoor concrete flooring. If you want to clean concrete naturally this article is perfect for you. Here’s discuss about can you use bleach to clean concrete?
Concrete is durable, strong, easy to clean and sturdy material so that it’s widely used both indoor and outdoor of home. Spring is the suitable weather to clean concrete outdoor or driveway. Move heavy furniture, plants, paper from surface. If any cracks visible on concrete take care this, remove small gravel or dirt from crake.
Things required to clean up concrete floors:
You may require below cleaning tools before starting tasks:
⦁ Vacuum cleaner
⦁ Scrub Brush (not metallic)
⦁ Spray bottle
⦁ Cat litter
⦁ Baking soda
⦁ Dishwasher detergent
⦁ Plastic sheet
If your concrete floor small in size and not too messy you may not required all of this cleaning tools.
Tips clean concrete with bleach:
Indoor Concrete Floors:
Clean surface properly using vacuum cleaner or broom. Apply bleach mixed cleaning solution over the surface. Take full bottle of water, 1/8 cup of liquid bleach and 1/8 cup of liquid dishwashing detergent. Mix all of this solution properly and pure on spray bottle. Apply this solution on floors wait few minutes to sit on surface. Scrub the whole area with nylon stiff bristle brush. Try not use commercial cleaners because it’s may harm your concrete floors. Avoid use metallic brush because it’s may scratch surface.
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Outdoor Concrete Floors:
Clean outdoor concrete driveway or patio using bleach. Bleach harm flowerbeds and plants so that wash plants using hose. Instead of liquid bleach you may use Oxygen bleach (like OxiClean) it’s much safer for plants. If tough stains not remove using regular cleaner Make a thick paste with bleach, water and peanut butter. Apply it over stain area and wait until the paste dry. Use nylon bristle brush to scrub the stain.
Some other eco friendly tips to clean concrete:
Use baking soda:
You may use vinegar for cleaning concrete, it’s completely eco friendly cleaning ingredients. Take same amount of vinegar and water or only vinegar to clean surface. Take 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/8 cup dishwasher detergent and full bucket of water. After mixing properly pure solutions on a spray bottle. Apply it on surface, wait at least 30 minutes to sit solutions. Then scrub the surface and enjoy clean floors.
Concrete Cleaner or Degreaser:
Concrete cleaners most used for removing tough stain. Concrete cleaners made of concentrated alkaline soap. So that it’s safe for concrete floors or driveway and not require extra cleaning hassle. Alkaline soap loosen up of driveway oil so that stains become loose within few minutes.
Muriatic acid :
Muriatic acid slightly popular for removing tough stain like rust, petrol stain and dry grout. It’s contain powerful chemical ingredients and toxic. So that required caution, must wear protective eyewear and hand gloves while applying. If you require follow manufacturer instructions before applying.
Trisodium phosphate (TSP):
Trisodium phosphate (TSP) also used for removing tough stain of concrete. Make a thick paste of trisodium phosphate and water. Apply paste on stain area and wait until stain dry. After that scrub the area with nylon bristle brush and rinse with tape water. TSP is safe for concrete and available in every super shop.
Pressure washer used for cleaning large area like hall room or driveway. While concrete not clean properly following traditional cleaning way then require different cleaning tricks. For heavy stained concrete driveway you may use pressure washer. If you not have pressure washer you may hire pressure washer from rental tool center. You may use garden hose instead of pressure washer.
In pressure washer water comes out at a high force so that require protective eyewear and gloves during working period. Also protect flowerbeds and exterior walls, doors and furniture. Cover exterior walls with plastic sheet that keep paint dry. Keep stain free driveway long run you ty use plastic paint or concrete sealer. Apply concrete sealer from middle to edge of surface. Concrete sealer make your driveway new look.
How to Make Discolored Concrete White Again?
Sometimes after installing concrete floors it’s become discolored. Don’t worry if same incident happen with you, It’s very common problem. Here’s some steps to make discolored concrete white again.
Remove all types of fine dust and large dirt from concrete. Wet whole surface with water and spread baking soda over the surface.
Not make too thick baking soda paste, let dry area. Use stiff-bristled brush scrub the surface, avoid to use metallic brush.
Baking soda absorb discolor concrete surface. After rinse baking soda allow to air dry surface. If discolored visible you may use vinegar or bleach over the surface. Pour vinegar and apply affected surface.
Cleaning concrete driveway not tough task just required some cleaning tools and proper guidance. If your concrete floors small you may not require all of this cleaning tools. During cleaning period it’s important to wear all types of protecting element that ensure your safety. Hopefully our cleaning tricks make your concrete cleaning task easy and effective. Happy concrete cleaning!!