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How to Clean Your Polyaspartic Polyurea Garage Flooring

By: Ender Waters on Mar 18, 2015 in Custom Garage, Garage Flooring, Tips

How to Clean Your Polyaspartic Polyurea Garage Flooring

 

You’ve made the incredibly wise decision to get your garage floor redone, and you are elated with your brand new, shiny Motor Trend Garage floor. But, the kids love running around the garage after having played in a mud puddle, and your gardener just can’t seem to remember to take off his boots after spending all day in the flower patch.

So, your floor isn’t looking so shiny any more and you think it’s probably time to give it a good once over with a dustpan and broom. But wait! What if there’s some fancy way to clean your Polyaspartic Polyurea garage flooring? Maybe regular water just won’t cut it. Perhaps normal cleaning supplies will damage it! You just don’t know. Well, never fear, we here at the Motor Trend Garage know all about cleaning that floor of yours.

The first thing to do is give your floor a good sweep with a broom or dustmop. You could also vacuum with your shop-vac. This will get up all of the loose dirt, dust, sand, and hair that would otherwise get in the way of your scrubbing later on. Next, your floor will easily stand up to a good, relatively low PSI, pressure wash. This may be the quickest way to get everything clean – especially if you have a lot of mud and dirt ground into your floor. However, with parts of the country suffering from drought, it may not be the most environmentally friendly option, and if you have tougher stains from oil or brake fluid, the floor may require a bit more work.

A quick mix of Simple Green and hot water will do wonders for most stains. Just mix it up in a bucket, scrub the stain with a broom or mop, and rinse. Most dirt and stains should come right off. Half a cup of ammonia in a gallon of hot water will also work wonders if you don’t have Simple Green right on hand.

It’s very difficult to damage your Polyaspartic Polyurea flooring – after all, the coating is stronger than concrete, and less porous. This makes it immune to most acids and chemicals. Extremely harsh chemicals such as brake fluid or xylene, commonly found only in auto shops, should be cleaned up quickly, as they may cause your flooring to lose some of its luster if left for a long period of time.

Likewise, avoid using soap to clean your floor as it will increase the slipperiness of your flooring, and will leave a residue that may reduce the glossiness of your floor. Vinegar and citrus-based cleaners may also have a similar effect if not rinsed off thoroughly.

With these tips in hand you should be more than ready to tackle any kind of cleaning needed for your beautiful new Polyaspartic Polyurea garage flooring. Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog for more tips on taking care of your garage and other great automotive tips!

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