What's the best way to remove oil stains from patio brick?

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I've power washed, the bricks are clean but the strain still remains. Oil is from bbq pit.

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  • Cathy Sapp Butkowski Cathy Sapp Butkowski on Jul 13, 2017
    Try using dawn and peroxide. Or you can buy a good degreaser at your local hardware store
  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jul 13, 2017
    Go to your local automotive store or farmer's supply store and purchase a bag of what's called Fuller's Earth. It is a clay product and you sprinkle it on the oil stains and it draws the oil out of the surface. We use it on our garage floor all the time and it works well. Plus the bag only runs around $4 for a 30 lb bag. Price of course is dependable on the store, but it is very reasonable and you will find many uses for it.
  • Sherry Miller Sherry Miller on Jul 13, 2017
    It is very difficult to get oil out of brick because of its porosity, but try this: mix diatomaceous earth (available at garden or livestock feed stores) with Dawn dishwashing detergent, 1 cup diatomaceous earth to 1/4 cup Dawn, add a tablespoon or so of rubbing alcohol to make a spreadable paste. Apply the paste to the oil stain and allow to sit overnight. Use your pressure washer to remove the paste. You will have a lot of bubbles from rinsing! Good luck!
  • Stephen Houmard Stephen Houmard on Jul 13, 2017
    cat litter?

  • Jennifer Helen Wilson Jennifer Helen Wilson on Jul 13, 2017
    Try sprinkling dry fine sand over the oil stain. Rub in with your foot. Leave well covered as long as you're willing, turning occasionally as sand soaks up oil. With hand brush & laundry powder, little water scrub in circular motions. Rinse well. Repeat soap if necessary. Just suggestion sweetie - I hope it works. Baking-soda is good on stains also. Soaks up & shifts stains. 😇😀😇
  • Jennifer Helen Wilson Jennifer Helen Wilson on Jul 13, 2017
    Oh yes Janet, sweep up & bag oily sand before washing.
  • Sherry H. Sherry H. on Jul 13, 2017
    I would mix up some Oxy-clesn and let it soak over night. Then scrub, and rinse off. with broom. My husband is a Mechanic- gets the hard stuff out of his clothes. It would be the cheapest way to go. Get the one with yellow lid. Hope this helps. Sherry Hampton