Hello, I was hoping that someone can recommend what remedy to try to
get a grease stains out of the patio bricks. Our grill leaked and we
have large grease stains on the patio. The patio is made out of some
sort of stone (looks like bricks to me). I tried Goo Gone but that did
not work. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
Try using waterless hand cleaner - like mechanics use. Goop is one
brand. Scrub it into the stain dry with a stiff brush. Then hose it
off thoroughly. I use the stuff on black grease on clothes, and it
completely removes the grease.
You will probably never get it all from the pores. I'd try some Oil Dry
first, letting it stand a few days, they I'd try soaking it with Dawn and
hosing it off.
What am I saying? No, I'd just probably just learn to live with it. They
do make mats to go under grills that are supposed to stop that from
Thank you for your replies. I feel extremely stupid that we did not
get the mat (first house + first grill = newbies). Thank you for you
suggestions, I will try it.
PS I am getting used to the idea of living with these stains.
just forget about it since it will likely happen again.........
or replace a few pavers if it really bugs you.
once you get old lots of stuff that bugs you now will be invisible
once your 50 years old or more:(
On Jul 7, 9:36 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Another favorite of mechanics everywhere is 'Fast Orange' by Permatex.
Coat liberally, let it soak overnight and hose off. Even better, try
some of the pro products at a janitorial supply store. Odds are they
will have some really rough stuff that is made for the job. Cleaning
commercial kitchens with such is what pros do, but mind the
instructions, they aren't for the careless and clueless. HTH
On Jul 7, 10:36 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Good old spray can oven cleaner which just happens to be a buck a can
at the ace hardware the next week or so.
The lye will render the grease a bit more water soluble. You might
need to repeat the application.
TSP is the "standard" -- available any hardware/paint/box store.
If there's a lot on the surface yet, the kitty litter to absorb what is
there is good first. Wouldn't go buy it just for the purpose, but if
happen to have some, dry concrete/cement/mortar works well as an
absorbent as well.
I probably shouldn't say it, but another "trick" which can work fairly
well to get rid of a fair amount is a match. That assumes, of course,
it's not right against a wood-sided house or other low overhang...and
you keep/have a hose handy. :)
Along with other things suggested: is Greased Lightning.
Driveway oil stains I've always been able to remove with cat litter. Pour
on. Let it st a couple of days. Remove and pour on some more. Grind in hard
with foot. Lot it sit. Maybe another round if you want.
Then there's Greased Lightning. Have seen that do good on a lot of hopeless
Follow this method above ... I buy a gallon of concentrate Greased
Lightening and dilute as needed. IIRC a product called "purple stuff"
is now Greased Lightening((??).
Just the other day, while working around the pool I spilled some
muriatic acid on a paver (landscape type). right away I washed it off
( and my light ankle splatter ). It looked better than new; regarding.
a clean look.
..through the use of electrical or duct tape, achieve the configuration in the
On Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 9:36:20 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
What you want is a non-acid poltice powder. You put the powder and degreaser on the stain. As it dries it pulls the stain from the pores of the bricks. Do a Google search for poltice powder and you will find a number of products.
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