How to Clean Concrete Surfaces
Tough Stains on Concrete and Cement Floors
Cement Concrete Steps To Clean
Everyone cleans differently and routine concrete cleaning can ensure your concrete and cement floors remain stain free. Although water can clean concrete surfaces, we recommend using some a quality cleaning product to help maintain cement and keep concrete surfaces clean.
Quickly sweep the concrete or cement clear of clutter and dirt.
Fill a bucket with warm water, diluting about ¼ cup of your preferred Pine-Sol® multi-surface cleaner for each gallon.
Dip a hard brush or push broom in the mixture to give everything a thorough scrubbing. If you have colored concrete or light cement, test a small spot before proceeding.
Scrub down particularly persistent and tough concrete stains with a bit of undiluted Pine-Sol®
Hose down the clean concrete or cement with a bucket of clean water or a pressure washer and let dry.
Tools For Cleaning
- You don’t need much to clean your concrete floors and a good cleaning product can help. Chances are you’ve got most of these cleaning products already to keep your home and concrete floors looking the best that they can be. With a good concrete or cement cleaning product, removing stains and cleaning concrete surfaces is affordable and doable. A sturdy push broom or nylon-bristled brush.
- Pine-Sol® Cleaner
- A bucket and some water
If you’ve got colored concrete or a light colored cement surface — test a small spot before you clean.
Remove grease and grime from concrete and cement with Pine-Sol® Original.
Cement Concrete How to Clean Concrete Patios & Driveways
Concrete patios and driveways should be cleaned once or twice a year.
Winter weather and debris can leave stains on your concrete and driveways. A good seasonal cleaning can bring your concrete back to life and looking good as new.
The best way to clean your concrete patio or driveway is to remove all plants, furniture – and cars of course – from the area. You may also want to remove any pesky weeds from any edges or cracks at this time.
Follow Steps 1 thru 5 for “Cleaning Concrete and Stained Concrete” (see above).
For how to clean concrete surfaces that are really stained, rusted, or mildewed, use a pressure washer.
Cement Concrete Why Choose Pine-Sol to Help Clean Concrete?
When you get the urge to spruce up and clean around the house, don’t forget your outside concrete surfaces.
You can use Pine-Sol® Cleaners on most concrete floors. Pine-Sol® Cleaners are concentrated formulas that you dilute for most jobs.
For general concrete cleanup, use a 24 oz. bottle of Pine-Sol® for 12 gallons of cleaning power.
Make your Pine-Sol bottle last longer by adding water to the formula. Use your Pine-Sol cleaning solution to clean floors and other areas around your home, including hardwood floors.
Give your concrete floors a really good cleaning once or twice a year and help them shine.
Cement Concrete Protecting
Remember, removing stains from concrete and keeping concrete and cement clean gets easier with a regular cleaning routine and maintenance. Be sure to include concrete cleaning into your regular and annual cleaning routine to prevent tough concrete stains.
Check out our Pine-Sol® family of products for more information on our lineup of cleaners. Your concrete will love you for it.
Cement Concrete Do's And Dont's
For information on the Do’s and Don’ts of cleaning your home, check out our Complete Spring Cleaning Guide.