How do you remove oil stains in a driveway

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  • Mogie Mogie on May 15, 2018
    Slowly pour the liquid or powder detergent on the spot until it is completely covered. Your detergent can be a common household product: baking soda, vinegar, soap, dish or laundry detergent. Let the detergent sit on the stain for 15-30 minutes if it is liquid. Use hot water to scrub the detergent with a brush. But make sure the water you use is as hot as possible.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 15, 2018
    asphalt or cement
    • Alicia Costa Mendoza Alicia Costa Mendoza on May 15, 2018
      Asphalt. I tried the dawn dish soap, kitty litter and scrubbing, the oil removers from the stores, hot water and a couple of things and I'm at a loss

  • JoAnn Frier Youmans JoAnn Frier Youmans on May 15, 2018
    Cat litter or dawn dish soap
  • William William on May 15, 2018
    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.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 15, 2018
    I use floor dry to soak up the oil, then put down tide and scrub it in with a little water and let it sit for a while. I scrub it again before rinsing. If need be, I repeat the tide.
  • Alicia Costa Mendoza Alicia Costa Mendoza on May 16, 2018
    Thank you. I haven't tried the soda yet.
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