The Best Ways to Clean Off Your Cement Tiles
For starters, it is highly recommended that you take several measures to preserve and protect your cement tiles from different types of stains until your tiles have been sealed & waxed.
Accidents are bound to happen and your cement tiles can get stained even after they've been sealed. Any stains your cement tiles may receive should be treated immediately. Wine, sodas, food spills and the likes should never be left on cement tiles for too long, as these will eventually go through the cement tile sealer and permanently stain your tile.
Prior to removing the stain off your cement tiles. Take a couple of minutes to identify what type of stain you are dealing with. Never utilize heavy, acid cleaners on cement tiles!
Different Kinds of Stains:
- Ink Stains - Markers, or pens.
- Oil Based Stains - Body oils, cooking oil, food stains, grease and tar.
- Biological Stains - Algae, fungus, mold and mildew.
- Inorganic Stains - Metal, bronze, iron, steel and rust.
- Organic Stains - Wines, blood, food, cosmetics, coffee, tea and tobacco.
A method called Poultice is utilized to remove stains on cement tiles, which reabsorbs the stain utilizing a specific kind of cleaner. This method is quite different than using a regular cleaner. In a nutshell, the Poulticing Method will soak stains out of cement tiles when you use cotton balls and/or paper towels in conjunction with Miracle Sealant Poultice Plus Powder.
How to utilize this product for the removal of stains on cement tiles:
- Mix in Poultice Plus with your preferred cleaner. You want to make it becomes a pasty like substance.
- Then apply the pasty substance to stain. Don't allow excess dripping of the substance and avoid spilling this substance on clean areas.
- Paste should be applied between 1/4 and 1/8 inches in thickness, which should cover the stain by approximately half an inch.The area that’s stained should be covered utilizing a plastic wrap, which will prevent dehydration, while also, securing the edges without the use of tape.
- Allow for Poultice substance to dry completely.
- As the Poultice substance begins to dry it will gradually lift the stain from the area onto the pasty substance. It takes approximately 24 to 48 hours for substance to completely dry. It all depends on the kind of Poultice that's being used.
Repeat this method as many times required, as sometimes you will need to repeat the process twice or more depending on the type of stain and the severity of your cement tile stain.
The Poultice Method will work on a number of cement tile stains such as:
- Rust Stains
- Ink Stains
- Oil Based Stains
- Biological Stains
- Organic Stains
As you can see, removing stains from your cement tiles is doable. However, it will require a little patience, as it may appear as tedious process for some. The easiest and most reliable way of removing different types of stain is utilizing the Poultice Method.
Remember to follow the instructions above and before you know it your cement tiles will return to their original glory!