Antifreeze is a liquid radiator coolant that protects vehicles from overheating and prevents the coolant from freezing in cold weather. It’s a toxin to humans and pets if ingested. It can also be corrosive on pavement. 

It’s best to clean an antifreeze spill as quickly as possible because of the harm it can do to people, pets and property. If it does dry on your garage floor or driveway after a spill or a leak, here’s how to clean antifreeze from concrete – both the harder way with many steps, then the easier way using Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes.

The Harder Way to Clean Antifreeze

Many people have used the labor-intensive steps below to clean an antifreeze spill on asphalt or concrete. Here’s how others clean up antifreeze from asphalt or other surfaces:

  1. Put an absorbent material on top of the spill, like kitty litter, sand or baking soda.
  2. Cover with paper towels or newspapers.
  3. Come back in a couple hours after the spill has been absorbed.
  4. Use more paper towels to pick up the mess and clean up any remaining liquid (wear gloves to protect your hands or wash your hands immediately after).
  5. Pour liquid laundry detergent or liquid dish detergent over the area.
  6. Scrub vigorously with a stiff brush or bristle broom.
  7. Rinse with water.
  8. Repeat adding detergent, scrubbing and rinsing if the stain remains.
  9. Allow area to dry.

If the antifreeze has dried and left a stain, the steps are similar, but with some differences. Spray the stain with water, then sprinkle powder detergent over it, cover with newspapers, pour water on the newspapers, wait three hours and then start scrubbing. Finally, rinse and then use more newspapers to absorb excess moisture.

The Easier Way to Clean Antifreeze

You can spend time searching for newspaper, kitty litter, powder detergent or other items that might not be readily available, wait for a couple hours while the spill is absorbed, and then spend time scrubbing and re-scrubbing. But how can you clean an antifreeze spill the easier way? Pull out some Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes. Special Bond Buster™ technology lifts antifreeze stains with fewer steps and less effort:

  1. Soak up excess antifreeze with paper towels and wipe as dry as possible.
  2. Grab a heavy duty Tub O’ Towels wipe.
  3. Squeeze the wipe over the area of the spill or stain, allowing the cleaning solution to soak in.
  4. Scrub the area using the wipe. Use additional wipes as needed.
  5. Rinse with water to remove any leftover residue.

About Tub O’ Towels

Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are made for cleaning tough messes, including antifreeze. Here’s what makes Tub O’ Towels wipes unique:

  • Exclusive Bond Buster™ Technology: This advanced additive breaks the bond between antifreeze and concrete or asphalt for easier cleaning without all the scrubbing.
  • Gentle Cleaning Agents: Our wipes have a biodegradable mixture of gentle foaming agents, emulsifiers and detergents, plus aloe, vitamin E and lanolin to be easy on your skin – and tough on antifreeze stains.
  • Built-In Durability: A poly-blend material offers durability to stay intact and to stay soaked with cleaning solution for longer lasting cleaning power.
  • VaporLock Technology: Wipes stay moist in the canister because VaporLock technology keeps drying air out and moisture in.

Easy Antifreeze Clean Up

Don’t lose your cool when you need to figure out how to clean an antifreeze spill. Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are designed for heavy duty cleaning. Try them today to see why they’re a better cleaning wipe.

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