The other day when cleaning the foil from our grill I put down the
foil which was was of greasy oil
from our delicious hamburgers. However some of it dripped on to the
concrete step area. It appears to have stained it (always looks wet
I poured boiling water over it but to no avail still there. Are there
any other remedies to remove this unsightly spot.
Other than the obvious smart ass remarks like install new concrete
step or fry bacon on it. TIA. j/k.
Good old TSP was great, but not available in most areas today. You can
get special concrete cleaning materials. A power washer may work. Good old
dish detergent might even do it,
One favorite of mine is kitty litter and naphtha. Pour a little naphtha
on it to get it wet, add kitty litter to absorb it. Add more naphtha and
keep it wet for a while, then more kitty litter to absorb it until dry.
That usually gets most of it. Concrete is porous so it may be difficult to
First thing to try is Tide laundry powder (with bleach). Soak the concrete,
sprinkle the tide on it, let sit for a few minutes, scrub vigorously with a
Repeat if necessary.
If that does not work, try powdered dish washer detergent. It has (or used
a some TSP in it. Use gloves.
Try some Gunk hand cleaner. Put a generous blob on the spot, let it
soak in for about an hour, then wash off with a strong stream from a
garden hose. That will get the most of it and sun/rain will finish
getting out the rest.
Pour some paint thinner, varsol, or somethiong similar over the stain.
Scrub it with a wire brush. Then cover it with a lyer of absorbent
material like clay-based cat litter or a commercial oil absorbent
product. Let it sit at least 20 minutes. Sweep it up, repeat if
Just spray carb cleaner (its a degreaser)
I use it to remove oil stains etc from my concrete all the time.
Spray, let it set in for a min and wipe. It will evaporate from there.
If its still discolored (after it dries), do it again and that'll be it.
I use oven cleaner on brick and concrete to remove grease spots from
grilling. Spray, let sit a while, hose off, repeat for stubborn spots.
My Wal-Mart sells a brand that's only 97 cents a can. Not as good as
Easy-Off, but good enough and a lot less expensive.
wow, thanks for all the speedy and incitive replies. I will try them
and see what works best and post it. Not a huge mess in terms of area
for me to be bothered by it. Once again thanks all, this group comes
through as always.
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