Clean Your Garage from Bottom to Top (A Quick Guide)

Re-do your floor and reinvigorate your efforts to keep that garage clean. Webfoot Concrete Coatings specializes in giving you a beautiful, easy-to-clean floor that you’ll want to keep visible. But, we understand that it’s not so simple to see the possibilities when you’ve got a room full of junk looking back at you. We want to give you a great-looking concrete coating, but we also want to give you all of the tools you need to clean up that garage. Need motivation? Need organization tips? Need the facts and figures for exactly how to deep clean from top to bottom? We’re here to help with a quick guide for getting the clean garage you really want:

  1. How do I get motivated to clean up my garage?
  2. What is the best way to organize a messy garage?
  3. How do I deep clean my garage?
  4. How can I repair my damaged garage floor?
  5. Why should I get a concrete coating? 

1. How do I get motivated to clean up my garage?

You want a clean garage, but wanting doesn’t make it happen. You need inspiration and the promise of a change that will stick. What can you do to make yourself believe that it can be cleaned and that it can stay clean? 

Give yourself something to keep it clean for, like: a beautiful new floor in the form of a concrete coating. 

Better yet, give your garage — and your new floor — a purpose. Clean your garage so that you can have a new workshop. Or a home gym. Or a man cave. 

a man cave with wcc coating

An awesome garage-to-man cave transformation.

Does the thought of an all-new space have you motivated to get cleaning? Let’s take the process step by step.

2. What is the best way to organize a messy garage?

You know there are proven benefits to eliminating the mess, but how do you really do it? Here’s a straight-to-the-point how-to for cleaning up that cluttered garage:

Step 1: Sort it out.

What have you got going on in that garage? If it’s all just a disaster at the moment, it’s worth taking some time to sort your belongings into categories. Holiday decorations, gardening tools, sports equipment, gym equipment, seasonal clothing, pantry overflow, etc. Take a tally of what you have and sort your belongings into categories that you can then take a closer look at. 

Step 2: Clean out the junk. 

Have you Marie Kondo’d your garage lately? Are the holiday decorations, the gardening tools, the sports equipment, and all the rest of the mess bringing you any joy? Probably not. Chances are you have one useful rake and another broken rake, 5 shovels, a no-longer-needed garden hose, and so on. Take an honest look at what you need, and get rid of what you really don’t. 

Step 3: Plan your organization.

You’ve now determined what you really need. So, what are you going to do with it? When deciding how you want to organize your space, there are three rules that function best:

Rule 1: Maximize your floor space. Use your garage walls for shelving systems that will keep things off the ground. This is a great way to leave space for your car or other furniture and equipment that can’t be mounted on the walls.

Rule 2: DIY Storage Solutions. They save you money and help you get exactly what you need from your garage organization. We’ve selected the three best DIY garage storage system projects you can tackle in a weekend or less. 

Rule 3: Storage bins. They are your clean-cut friend. Are things looking unruly? Pack them out-of-sight and out-of-mind for their safety and your sanity. Choosing nice-looking storage bins will lend a clean look to your garage that will easily impress your friends, and you can get them at any nearby hardware store.

garage storage bin organization

Clean-cut storage bin organization.

3. How do I deep clean my garage?

You’ve dug your way through the rubble of your garage and you’re ready to re-build, with a plan in hand. But, wait. It’s filthy in there. You’ve got to deep clean. Here are the tools you’ll need and how to use them:

  • Push Broom or Shop Vacuum
  • Bucket
  • Bristle Brush
  • Warm Water & Soap (or Pressure Washer)
  • Gloves & Mask (Optional)

Step 1: Dust it.

Give everything a good vacuuming or sweep down. Knock the cobwebs from the corners and get up any of that stray dust and debris that’s floating around.

Step 2: Scrub it.

Put that soapy water to use! Dish soap is a great option, or other multipurpose marketed soaps work well too. You can also try out a natural cleaning solution, using water and vinegar or baking soda. Use your bristle brush and water to scrub everything down, and to get in all the corners, nooks, and crannies. 

Are there certain stains and damaged areas of your floor that soap and water won’t solve? Let’s explore options for fixing up that floor, beyond the layer of dirt.

4. How can I repair my damaged garage floor?

Garage floors are subject to a variety of damage since they’re the safe space to do all of your messiest jobs. Often your concrete floor will suffer from oil stains, rust stains, and all the possible types of grime. 

Webfoot can tackle and repair all of these issues with the installation of a new, easy-to-clean, durable, concrete coating. As part of our process, we’ll use a large, heavy-duty grinder to smooth your existing floor and polish away those crude stains. We then offer a variety of garage floor finishes, including the popular chip system and other solid-color stain options. 

If you’re suffering from a DIY epoxy floor coating gone wrong, no worries! We can remove that existing coating and start fresh, too. 

Clean and organized garage

Organized and looking clean with a concrete coating!

5. Why should I get a concrete coating?

If you want a clean garage floor that is easy to keep clean, then a concrete coating is the best option. But what makes Webfoot Concrete Coatings your best choice? The Webfoot difference is:

  • 4x Stronger Than Epoxy
  • Cleaning Is a Snap
  • Slip-Resistant – Diverse Colors and Finishes
  • Will Not Chip, Peel, or Delaminate
  • 1-Day Installation
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Our Team is Penntek-certified

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