How to remove an oil stain from an asphalt driveway?


I am looking for suggestions to remove an oil stain from our driveway We have an asphalt driveway. Thanks.

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  • William William on Jun 07, 2019

    This is for concrete but should work on asphalt.

    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.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 07, 2019

    Oil dry to soak up excess, you can also use kitty litter. Once that has done it's best work, apply a strong degreaser like Purple Power.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 08, 2019

    An absorbent material like clay kitty litter to soak it up. Sweep it up and then apply Dawn dish detergent and clean with a scrub brush or stiff broom.

  • Linda Linda on Jun 11, 2019

    I have heard cat litter helps. Place the cat litter on the stain and leave it for a long period of time. Maybe even days then brush it up and see if it has pulled the stain out. You may have to do this more than once

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 11, 2019

    Bleach on the stain let sit then scrub

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