• Hometalker
  • San Antonio, TX
Asked on Jul 9, 2019

How do I get rid of oil stains on the driveway?

LindaLynn SorrellKathy Gunter Law


How do I get rid of oil stains in the driveway?

5 answers
  • Oliva
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Toss kitty litter on the spot to absorb excess oil.

    Saturate the stain with Dawn ultra.

    Scrub with a stiff bristled broom.

    Let set 45 minutes then scrub again and rinse thoroughly.

    If vehicles have a history of oil leaks, park them atop "pig mats", available at NAPA auto stores

  • Betsy
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Hi Annie: I use a product called Totally Awesome. It's a spray and I get it at the Dollar Tree. I spray it on pretty good a couple of times, then scrub it off with a push broom, Dawn dish soap and warm water. It worked for a spot I had for 13 years in my garage. Good luck

    • Annie
      on Jul 9, 2019

      Thanks, I will try. Have a few bottles of it. Luv the stuff.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Cat litter or Oil Dry left on the spot will absorb the excess.

    If blue Dawn doesn't remove, try a heavy duty degreaser like Purple Power or other that is sold at an automotive store.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jul 9, 2019

    what is your driveway made of? brick?concrete?gravel? lawn?

  • Linda
    on Jul 9, 2019

    Here's a great post on removing oil stains from your driveway.

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