How do I get oil stains off the driveway?

The truck leaked oil all over my driveway.

  10 answers
  • Vickie Wagner Vickie Wagner on Nov 26, 2017
    Kitty little will soak it up...then try some baking soda and peroxide..
  • MEG MEG on Nov 26, 2017
    use cat litter to absorb oil stains. just sprinkle it on top of stains and let it sit then sweep up.
  • Patricia Hatch Poulin Patricia Hatch Poulin on Nov 26, 2017
    Any grease cutter will work. Mean green or even dawn dish soap. They also have a product at home depot that will do large areas. I think it is TSP ( tri sodium phosphate)
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 26, 2017
    Soak up any remaining oil with kitty liter ,wash with Blue dawn dish soap and a scrub brush
  • Carrolle Knowles Carrolle Knowles on Nov 26, 2017
    I have had great success with a product called Awesome. I purchased it at Dollar Tree and it’s only a dollar!!
  • Sandy Schelert Sandy Schelert on Nov 26, 2017
    Oil eater does a great job!
  • Joy Joy on Nov 26, 2017
    strong old fashion cat litter you don't need to waste money on the "clumping" kind.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 26, 2017
    We use the stuff that you use on the oil in the garage and on the driveway. I think it is called oil dry. It is pretty much like cat littler, but usually a bit cheaper. We always have a bag hanging out in the garage. If a stain is left after you generously pepper the area and sweep it up, put some dawn or tide or a good degreaser and let it sit and then scrub it up and rinse it. Hopefully that will help you get rid of the stain.
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Nov 26, 2017
    I don't know exactly how so you would have to research it more but I have heard that you can use Coke to remove it with a nice hard brush with long handle. The kind you can buy for sweeping your garage or sidewalk after mowing. So you can try it like that? Know what I have noticed is that the original blue dawn is used a lot on this site along pinterest with the baking soda to get out a lot to get out almost any thing., so you may want to start with a bucket of water with some dawn that I would squeeze directly on oil spot and add baking soda on it wetting the are with some water and scrubbing and then adding soda (coke) as you go along ,instead of vinegar which is usually what is used when cleaning inside your home. I hope that this can offer some useful advice. Some of us have these things on hand all the time so if you have some and even a 12oz can just try it on the edge of the spot and see if you get positive results then you can overpay for soda since the holiday is over😉.
  • Nanette Trott Nanette Trott on Nov 26, 2017
    Thank you for all the responses!
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