How to clean a concrete slab or terrace?
Concrete can be found 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? 10 Tips offers below tips and products to maintain and clean concrete.
1. Clean a waxed concrete terrace with black soap
For a polished concrete terrace or 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.
Concentrated liquid black soap
- Natural cleanser based on olive oil.
- Degreases, cleans and shines surfaces.
- Ideal for cleaning and shining a concrete slab
Did you know that this product can also be used on marble? This other article should also please you: How to make marble shine?
It is normal to see mildew spots appear on concrete floors outdoors. With rain, sun, humidity and dirt, a concrete patio and slab 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 tablespoons percarbonate of soda
- Mix well and wash the concrete surface, insisting on mold stains
Bleach can also be used to remove mold and clean a weathered concrete deck. Be careful, however, because bleach is very powerful and harmful to the environment and can even damage concrete.
Never use bleach on waxed concrete
Bleach and any other cleaner with abrasive powders should be avoided when cleaning waxed concrete. You risk damaging your concrete surface with the bleach.
3. Remove a grease stain from a concrete slab
Whether it is 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.
Use clay stone:
The clay stone you know? This natural cleaning product is very effective against grease stains on different surfaces and materials. You can therefore use a damp cloth (or a sponge) and a clay stone to rub the grease stains on the concrete.
natural clay stone
- Natural and ecological cleaning product.
- To clean and protect everything.
- Perfect for cleaning grease stains.
Use baking soda:
Baking soda is a natural product that you absolutely must have at home. To clean and remove stains on almost all surfaces, baking soda is very effective.
- Simply sprinkle baking soda on the grease stain, leave to act for a few minutes.
- Scrub the stain with a sponge or soft-bristled brush to clean it all up.
- Multiple uses for household chores
- Is an excellent cleaning agent
- For the kitchen, bathroom and terrace
Use Sommières soil
A final effective natural product for removing grease stains from concrete is Sommières earth. This product absorbs and cleans stains from oil, butter, makeup, etc. We sprinkle on the stain, let it act and clean to finish.
land of sommiere
- Absorbs all greasy stains
- Detaches delicate textiles
- Also helps neutralize odors
4. Removing a red wine stain from concrete
Do you have a nasty red wine stain to remove from a concrete slab or counter? Regardless of the type of stain, it is important to clean everything quickly to prevent the liquid from becoming embedded in the concrete. Here’s how to remove a red wine stain:
- Remove as much liquid as possible with absorbent paper
- Sprinkle soil from Sommières 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.
A wine stain on wood, a tablecloth or other surfaces? Here is another article on the subject: Removing a dry red wine stain.
5. Clean a concrete floor 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 stains from concrete?
Here are some of the stains that will disappear with vinegar:
- Mud stain
- Red wine stain
- Fruit and vegetable stain
- Grass stain
- Mold stain
- Light rust stain
6. Remove moss and green deposits from concrete
For a patio, pavers 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 on the concrete.
You can therefore purchase a product that will help prevent and treat the concrete surface against green deposits. 10 Tips offers you below the product Anti green deposits from Rubson which destroys the algae and lichens responsible for green spots. It is both curative and preventive treatment.
Green anti deposits
- Powerful anti moss and anti green deposits
- For terraces, walls, roofs, floors and low walls
- Ready to use and acts quickly on the surface to be cleaned
To eliminate these green stains on other surfaces, I offer these other tips and tricks: Green anti deposit product.
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 grease stains and other small stains on concrete floors and counters without risking damaging the surface.