How do you get the oily engine smell......

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by r.h. in okla., Nov 2, 2006.

  1. out of a small storage building?

    I brought my dad's drum box to my house. It was on his diesel rig when he was a truck driver. When he retired he took it off the back of his truck and used it for a small engine repair shop. It is about 8' X 12'. I'm cleaning all the junk out of it and am going to turn it into a sausage shack for my wife to make various kinds of deer sausage for people. Problem is it has a lot of oil stains on the wood floor and smells like a garage. How do I go about getting all that smell out? I'm planning on cleanning the floor up real good and lay tile down so I can have a washable surface. Also am going to put a washable paneling up on all the walls.

    What can I use to clean the oil out of the wood floor? I'm thinking maybe the floor tile may not stick very good if the floor is oily.
     
  2. dagwood

    dagwood Well-Known Member

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    Household bleach......... :cool:
     

  3. farminghandyman

    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

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    dish soap, non diluted or no more than 1/2 and 1/2 with water,

    brush on let set for a day or more and then hose out and do it again, and again,

    or use the hi pressure washer, with hot water,

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    the "floor dry" if ground up fine will soak a lot of oil out of things,

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    but if the floor is soaked you may just have to replace it.

    as wood will hold a lot of oil.