How do I remove an orange fertilizer stain on my sidewalk?


I used a lawn fertilizer that left orange spots on my sidewalk, I used multiple products to try and remove the orange spots none of which work. Any ideas.

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  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 27, 2018

    Bleach and scrub brush

  • John McNeill John McNeill on Aug 27, 2018

    Be Careful. use a diluted solution of Muriatic acid. It is very caustic so be very careful and follow directions. Also Lawn fertilizer is not good for bare feet (little ones?). Try to go organic whenever possible.

  • CLR (Calcium, lime, and rust)

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    • Oh no! They also make a toilet cleaner, it's very thick, designed to stick to vertical surfaces. You might have better luck with it. Other than that, if go with johns idea. Muriatic acid might kill your lawn though, that should be last resort. Clean up with baking soda to neutralize. Good luck!

  • Chaz Chaz on Aug 27, 2018

    I do not know what products you have used but you might want to try spray paint remover on it let it soak then brush on it and rinse it try a spot at first then clean up water with rags? I don't understand the orange spots where that came from.

    • Jeri Jeri on Aug 27, 2018

      I used Scotts Max green in 3 days fertilizer. When I used my spreader some of the fertilizer got on my sidewalk and driveway which I did not see. it rained soon after and the orange spots appeared.

  • Chaz Chaz on Aug 27, 2018

    Scotts Max green fertilizer? I would Contact Scotts Max Green product and tell them about this issue they may have a better knowledge on what to if any. or you can try one of the message ideas.

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