Russell Boyer
Russell Boyer
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  • Sun City, AZ
Asked on Jan 6, 2019

How do I remove grease from patio cement?

Russell BoyerV SmithCynthia H
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had had a fire in my grill grease everywhere on my new cement slab patio what do I use to remove the spots

6 answers
  • Cover the stains with baking soda. Get a plastic scrub brush damp and put a little dish soap on it. Scrub. I've also heard that oven cleaner might work, but don't know much about it. Good luck, Russell!

  • William
    on Jan 6, 2019

    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.

  • Deanna Nassar
    on Jan 6, 2019

    I would add to ann's coment: the baking soda should be a thick paste and I would use Dawn dish soap when scrubing.

    Here is the oven cleaner suggestion:

    Get those unsightly grease, oil, and transmission fluid stains off your concrete driveway or garage floor. Spray them with oven cleaner. 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.

  • Cynthia H
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Hi Russell! One thing I would add, is to use Dawn (blue) dish detergent for when you scrub it. Try to blot up as much as you can before scrubbing the spots so you don't spread it around. I would follow-up with pressure washing when most of it is removed, if possible.

  • V Smith
    on Jan 6, 2019

    Dawn may work. If you have a friend with a pressure washer, that may work too.

  • Russell Boyer
    on Jan 7, 2019

    wd-40 worked thank you

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