Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Garage Epoxy - Part 8 of 10 - Use Of Degreaser

Fig.1 Leaf blower
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
BEHR Premium 1 gal. Concrete/Masonry Cleaner/Degreaser (2)
Buffer cleaning pad
Commercial floor buffer
Nitrile gloves (1 box)

Mr. Phon hired Handyman to apply Concrete and Masonry Degreaser to a three car with a damaged garage floor. His friend Carl was also there to lend a hand. Mr. Phon owned a beautiful home overlooking Azusa Hills, California. Carl and the Handyman used nitrile gloves to protect our hands.

This post shows the five steps to use the degreaser on the garage floor.

According to the Behr website BEHR Premium 1 gal. Concrete and Masonry Cleaner and Degreaser specifically formulated to remove grease oil stains, algae stains, mildew stains, dirt and most auto fluids from concrete surfaces. To obtain more information on this product please click on the name. BEHR Premium 1 gal. Concrete and Masonry Cleaner and Degreaser.

Step 1: The floor must be cleaned. After the cleaning the floor, the area must be wet before applying BEHR Concrete and Masonry Cleaner and Degreaser. Above fig.1 shows the use of the leaf blower to remove any dirt from the garage area.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows Carl wetting the floor with a power washer. Fig.3 shows a power washer used in this project.
Fig.2 Floor Power washing
Fig.3 Carl washing the floor
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the white swirls show that the dirt is being removed by the degreaser and the commercial floor buffer with a clean pad. Fig.5 shows Carl is cleaning the floor with a Commercial floor polisher with a scrubbing pad.
Fig.4 First row with 
floor buffer
Fig.5 Carl with floor buffer
Step 4: Fig.6 show the buffer pulling cleaning the floor. Two complete passes with the Floor Polisher was applied to this floor. Fig.7 shows how the power washer is being used on a difficult spot on the floor.
Fig.6 Floor buffer swirls
Fig.7 Power sprayer 
cleaned the cement
Step 5: The floor is finished and ready for the next phase of this project. Fig.8 shows the floor near the exterior door is clean and streak free. 
Fig.8 No marks on the floor

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