How to clean out stains from driveway?

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Oil stains on driveway causes Hazzard to home and surrounding buildings

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 23, 2018

    Auto stores sell products for that. I'm sure they can help

    • JOYCE JOYCE on Oct 25, 2018

      Thanks for your suggestions, Mogie. We will follow your instructions to the letter.

  • Place sand or kitty litter on it to absorb the rest of the oil. Any auto parts store sells driveway degreaser just for this purpose. I would invest in drip pans to place under the vehicles if they leak, or take to your mechanic to have the leaky vehicles repaired.

  • William William on Oct 23, 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 β€” or actually eat away β€” 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.

    • JOYCE JOYCE on Oct 23, 2018

      William, thank you very much for your detailed instructions to remove oil stains from our driveway. We will follow your instructions to the letter.


      Your expertise is well appreciated. Thanks again.

  • Amazing Amazing on Mar 27, 2021

    if it is just a concrete driveway, nothing painted or etched or super fancy. Home Depot has Concrete Cleaner. U will need a power washer too.

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