How do I get automobile oil from our driveway?

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  • Jean Jean on Sep 25, 2017
    kitty litter
  • 62q10370829 62q10370829 on Sep 25, 2017
    I have put gas on it & set it on fire. Just keep hose & baking soda by you. To put out fire use baking soda on it.
  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Sep 25, 2017
    Hello Laverne ;) Have you had a coke today? COCA-COLA, according to the following link, as well as a stiff scrub brush and elbow grease, and water to rinse it off, will do the trick because of TREE ingredients in Coca-Cola that releases grease (maybe I SHOULD drink it and see if it will release some of the "grease" on my hips LOL). Anyway here is THAT link:
    IF you have a respirator and rubber gloves as well as your scrub brush you can try this method if thecocoa-cola doesn't work for you like the video shows us it does (plus this video tells you how to remove rust from the driveway too):
    Thanks for using HOMETALK for answers, and good luck! :)

  • Jud29857166 Jud29857166 on Sep 25, 2017
    I'd spray with oxyclean solution and then throw cat litter on top to absorb.
  • Cynthia Light Celino Cynthia Light Celino on Sep 25, 2017
    Use cheap clay cat litter to soak up the excess oil. Leave it sit for 24 hrs. While wearing old work shoes, rub the litter into the spots with your feet, scratching back and forth. Sweep up the litter and throw it away. Any stains remaining can be scrubbed away with a little dawn dish soap and a scrub brush. My dad always used clay litter in his mechanic shop to soak up oil. 😀
  • William William on Sep 25, 2017
    WD-40. Did a leaky oil pan leave a big ugly spot in the middle of your concrete driveway? To get rid of an unsightly oil spot, just spray it with a generous amount of WD-40 and then hose it down with water.

    Soda (Coca Cola). Here’s how to remove oil stains from concrete drive-ways and garage floors: Gather up a small bag of cat litter, a few cans of cola, a stiff bristle broom, bucket, laundry detergent, bleach, eye protection, and rubber gloves. Cover the stain with a thin layer of cat litter and brush it in. Sweep up the litter and pour cola to cover the area. Work the cola in with a bristle broom, and leave the cola for about twenty minutes. Mix 1/4 cup laundry detergent with 1/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) warm water and use it to mop up the mess.

    Oven Cleaner. Get those unsightly grease, oil, and transmission fluid stains off your concrete driveway or garage floor. Spray them with Easy Off No Fume Oven Cleaner in the BLUE can. Let it settle for 5-10 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush and rinse it off with your garden hose at its highest pressure. Severe stains may require a second application.

    Kool-Aid. Nasty rust stains on your concrete? Mix unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid with hot water. Scrub and the rust stain should come right out.

    Baking Soda. Salt and commercial ice-melt formulations can stain — or actually eat away — the concrete around your house. For an effective, but completely innocuous, way to melt the ice on your steps and walkways during those cold winter months, try sprinkling them with generous amounts of baking soda. Add some sand for improved traction.

    Ammonia. Tired of those annoying discolorations on your concrete work? To get rid of them, scrub with 1 cup ammonia diluted in 1 gallon (3.7 liters) water. Hose it down well when you’re done.
  • Kuk22552449 Kuk22552449 on Sep 25, 2017
    I use Tide powder and let it set for at least overnight, then sweep it up. Kitty litter also works
  • Maxine Babalis Maxine Babalis on Sep 25, 2017
    Sprinkle on cleanser. Let is sit a few days. Hose off. It might take several applications.