I had a car oil leak for a long while. I got rid of the car, but there was
some oil accumulation underneath where it was parked. I used a degreaser to
break up the oil, which did a good job. Of course , there is a wide area
of driveway left stained.
What is a good product to remove the remaining oil stains ??
Thanks for any tips !!
There are products specifically made for this. You can find them at
HD, etc, usually in the area where they have driveway coating products.
Whether any of them work better than what you already tried, I don't
know. Since oil soaks in, if it's accumulated for a long time, it may
not be possible to completely remove it.
Try some mechanics hand soap... specifically the one that has pumice in
it. Most hardware stores sell it in a gallon pump jug.
The best one to get has natural orange in it. It smells like fresh
oranges and its gritty and creamy. All you do is poor it on thick and
scrub, and then rinse off afterwards with a garden hose. It's also
I swear it will take the dirt or grease off damn near anything. Just
to give you an idea of it's power...I had a white shower stall floor
with stains that would not come out with any household product that my
wife tried...including bleach, etc...So as a last ditch effort, I tried
the mechanics soap with a small brush and scrubbed.
It worked, the shower stall looked like brand new when done.
I think it has 1000 possible uses as a cleaner...good luck.
| > I had a car oil leak for a long while. I got rid of the car, but there
| > was
| > some oil accumulation underneath where it was parked. I used a degreaser
| > to
| > break up the oil, which did a good job. Of course , there is a wide area
| > of driveway left stained.
| > What is a good product to remove the remaining oil stains ??
| > Thanks for any tips !!
| > --James--
TSP - Tri Sodium Phosphate - a stiff brush and lots of elbow grease.
honestly, the cat litter is a good idea. once i created an oil stain on
a customer's driveway and i tried expensive concrete cleaners, etc.
Finally what worked(to an acceptable level, nothing is going to
completely remove old oil stains) was, first i used bleach and a
pressure sprayer, then i used kitty litter(or equivalent) and crushed
it over the stain to help blend the stain in with the existing concrete
On Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:00:49 -0500, "James Nipper"
Not really. The classic cleanup is to use cheap clay kitty litter.
Crush it into the concrete while wearing heavy boots. Sweep it up the
next day. The longer the oil sat on the concrete, the deeper the
stain will be. Try using the de greaser again. A pressure washer is
a good tool to clean concrete. Aren't concrete driveways supposed to
had that occur years ago to a rental, tried my best couldnt get it all.
sold rental awhile ago, the stain is slowly fading.
most you can do is minimize it.
a word to the wise seal your driveway BEFORE it gets stained, saves
tons of grief later
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