Learning how to clean the garage effectively is a skill that many people want to learn. Indeed, due to cars moving or heavy equipment maintenance in the garage, there are usually all kinds of dirt such as oil, rust, dust or chemicals on the garage floor.

Therefore, Sparkling and Beyond will share with you some garage floor cleaning skills so that your garage can be nice and tidy.

Step 1: Preparation for garage floor cleaning

Before starting to deep clean the garage floor, move all equipment such as bicycle, cardboard, or basin outside the garage to uncover all the floor so that the area can be cleaned thoroughly.

Following this, cover the lower part of the floor (no less than 3 feet up from the ground) with waterproof clothes or tarpaulin to protect drywall and electric sockets from water and dirt while cleaning. Then, tidy the ground with a broom to remove larger debris.


Move all equipment outside the garage to uncover all the garage floor (Source: Internet)

Step 2: Deep clean stains on the garage floor

If chemical mixture and oil products are spattered on the ground, they should be wiped away as soon as possible since these liquids could penetrate into the garage floor and become harder to be cleaned.

To clear the oil and chemicals, mop them with paper towels or rags. When this is done, dispose of the towel or wash the rags. If there are rust spots on a concrete ground, cover the mess with lemon juice or vinegar for 5 minutes and drop another dose on them.

After this, you can scrub off the spots with a stiff brush. If your floor is coated with epoxy, do not apply any acid or vinegar products on it.

Check out another blog about epoxy floor cleaning on our website. If some grime is more unyielding, you can clean them with powdered detergent, a bucket of warm water and a stiff brush.

Firstly, damp the brush and cover the mess with cleaning powder. Then, scrape the stain with the brush until the dirt is wiped off.

Finally, use a paper towel to mop off the rest of the detergent.

Scrape the stain on the garage floor with the brush (Source: Internet)

Step 3: Deep clean greasy dirts on the garage floor

If there are oil leftover spots on the ground, you can actually clean it with cat litter! Simply pour some cat litter that contains clay on the mess.

The litter will gradually sponge the oil so wait for 2 to 3 hours or overnight and the stain will disappear after removing the litter.

Use cat litter to clean garage floor (Source: Internet)


Cleaning the garage floor may seem difficult. With these simple steps, your garage can be tidied up more effectively.

Firstly, remove all heavy objects and cover the wall with tarpaulin before sweeping away debris.

If oil or solutions are pilled, they should always be cleaned as soon as possible with paper towels and rags.

To deep clean the ground, you can use lemon juice or vinegar for rust stains.

Also, remember that powder detergent and brush can deal with more stubborn grime.

Finally, cat litter can clear the oil mess by absorbing the oil away from the floor.

If you don’t have time to clean the garage yourself, we are here to help! Sparkling and Beyond provide different cleaning services for you. Visit sparklingandbeyond.com or dial 415-966-1101 to get a free quote or book with us today!