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

    Jul 16, 2006
    Household bleach......... :cool:

  3. farminghandyman

    farminghandyman Well-Known Member Supporter

    Mar 4, 2005
    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,


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


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

    as wood will hold a lot of oil.