Donna McCrummen
Donna McCrummen
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  • Bernardsville, NJ
Asked on Jan 9, 2012

I spilled an entire quart of stain on the driveway yesterday.

TrishDonna McCrummenWoodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
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I had to remind hubby about the Thanksgiving he and my brother wanted to deep fry a turkey under my carport. I wouldn't allow that (envisioned my house burning down) so they did it in the driveway and when they were done it looked like the Exxon Valdez had been there. Oh well, life is just a spill.
7 answers
  • Donna McCrummen
    on Jan 9, 2012

    Furniture stain - dark walnut on black top driveway. It gives it a nice distressed look. LOL

  • That dog is absolutely gorgeous...I'll be people stop you on the street! Linda

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Jan 9, 2012

    :-) all the time. If I'm in a hurry Eno has to stay home.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jan 9, 2012

    My dad works as a volunteer firefighter...he has tons of stories of how the thanksgiving deep fryer burned down the house...good call on relocating them

  • Donna there are several products that you can purchase at most auto stores to help pick up the greasy stain that has occurred. Kitty litter works well when its still wet. Your biggest issue is that once this stuff cools down it becomes a solid once again. While most cleaners will soak the oily surface material up, they will do little to pull up what has soaked into the asphalt itself. You will find in the spring and summer this stain will reappear as the driveway warms up and the solid oils revert back to liquid as it gets hot. When that happens you need to be prepared to soak it up with the kitty litter or what ever product it is that you purchase from the auto store. Pouring boiling water on the area then soaking it up can rush this a bit, but summer is not that far away, I hope, so you may be better off waiting for that time to come around.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Jan 10, 2012

    Thanks Bob, just another to do on the long long LONG list - I'll get some cat litter tomorrow.

  • Trish
    on Oct 26, 2015

    Take Clay cat litter...like Johnny Cat. Pour in on the oil stains. Put on your worst pair of tennis shoes or what ever shoes you wish. And do the "twist" while standing on top of the litter. That litter will absorbe everything!! Works every time. An old trick from my Dad to clean up the cement driveway. Non toxic, sweep up. You you are done! Kids love to help too.

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