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2 December 2019

How to remove oil stains from the stone floor?

When oil spills on the floor there is no need to panic but act quickly. If we use the right product, removing stains will be child's play.

Have you spilled a bottle of oil on the cotto floor?
Don’t worry, we have the solution: you’ll have to clean it and figure out how to remove the oil stains from the stone floor.
If in ancient times the overthrow of a food so precious and “labored” on the floor was an omen of bad luck, even today it is considered a “misfortune”.
Don’t be afraid, however, the remedies to ward off bad luck and stains exist and now, for the more superstitious, we’ll show them both.

Let’s start with superstition and then move on to fatigue, because, apart from jokes, removing the oil stains on the stone floor
it is not at all simple and fast, however there is always a solution.

The solution to ward off bad luck is: salt.

The solution to remove oil stains on the floor is easily: TIXO.

But let’s start with order, in the first case, to eliminate misfortune, we must take a very small handful of salt
and throw it behind us. The purifying properties of salt to restore the environment from negative energies were already known in the times of the Sumerians who then passed it on to the Egyptians, Assyrians and Greeks, who practiced the same custom in case of oil loss.

Different oil stains on the floor

Having solved the problem of bad luck, we can now start thinking about how to remove oil stains from the stone floor.
When the oil spills on a surface it is essential to act quickly to eliminate it,
this is because the liquid could penetrate the flooring and cause irreparable damage.
Furthermore, if the oily parts are not cleaned quickly, they can become sticky and retain dirt and dust.
The grease and the oil propagate and penetrate quickly into the materials so, to create a spot, very little is enough.
Just think of a drop of oil splashing away from a pan or a drop of oil lost from the engine in the garage.
Engine oil is a lubricant and belongs to the category of synthetic greases.
These are substances that have the same characteristics as natural fats, but that derive from oil or other mineral substances. Like all fats, synthetic fats are also difficult to eliminate.
If your garage floor also has ugly engine oil stains, we also recommend that you read: “Remove lubricant stains from the floor [with video tutorial]” where we explain how to degrease the floor from the engine oil.

The oily stains are therefore varied and can derive from different sources, for example from common cooking oils,
vegetable oil and preservation oil. But be careful, even foods like butter, peanut butter, hair products, lotions, etc. can cause indelible stains on the floors.

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How to remove oil stains from the stone floor: follow our guide

So when you spill an oily substance, we don’t waste time, we wear gloves and we act quickly.
First we remove excess oil with a cloth or absorbent paper, after which we wet the surface with a little water. Then wash the floor with a specific product to remove oil stains from the stone floor: TIXO.
This product is a strong thickened alkaline-solvent stain remover, specific for the removal of oil and grease stains of natural origin, on all stone materials (eg cotto, stone, porcelain tiles, ceramic, cement).

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TIXO is ideal for removing stubborn stains, deeply penetrated into the porosity of the material.
Furthermore this professional stain remover:

  • does not leave harmful residues in the absorbent material;
  • does not leave unpleasant odors during use and in environments.

Easy and practical to use, TIXO is applied to the stain to be removed with a spatula.
Once applied, (product layer at least 3-5 mm) wait for the product to act in depth. Once completely dry, you can proceed with the dry removal, to do this we can help with a nylon brush.
Once the operation is completed, it is advisable to rinse everything.
Specifically, for resistant materials we can use an acid solution (eg DELICACID or VIACEM diluted 1: 1 in water). For delicate materials we only use water.

At this point, once the treatment is finished, we can relax and no longer think about spots or bad luck!

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