How do I remove oil stains from concrete?


Remove oil stains from driveway concrete?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 16, 2019

    Start with oil dry or cat litter to remove as much oil as possible. Remove product and apply automotive degreaser like purple power and pressure wash.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 16, 2019

    Hi Lenora,

    Scroll down on this project from another Hometalk member until you find the one about oil stains. This is a mixture of project that can be done with Dawn. I hope this helps. Wishing you the best.

  • Jeffrey Jeffrey on Jul 16, 2019

    First try dish washing liquid full

    strength as it’s very strong on oil stains. You will

    not believe how much it removes oils on. Concrete. try several

    applications just hose away with water after 10 minutes Try several times I er the day afd next few days. You’ll probably will use the entire bottle if dishwashing liquid with repeated applications . I use it monthly on my driveway to keep it looking good and it will still work on a y older tough stains by lightening them

    over time. Id look for the dishwashing liquid that says it removes tough grease stains from your dishes. There are several use the best most popular one that’s dats it dirks on tough grease stains. After a while. regular applications followed by water rinse. It’ll work. bEST on. Bright sunny days with full sun on stains if Liszt me. Once its uo to yiur standards use concrete seNer every three. Inths after a. Cleaning.


  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Jul 18, 2019

    Check out my post:

    In this post we tried 2 products to get rid of stains in concrete. One worked better than the other and lessened the appearance. Oil Stains can be very hard to remove in concrete especially if they are old.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Apr 10, 2021

    Hi Lenora, if the oil is new apply a some clay cat litter over the stain. Let it sit and absorb as much as possible. Sweep away and repeat a few times if it's saturated. Then apply a degreaser and pressure wash. You can also use a good cleaner degreaser from the automotive store and a stiff broom.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 10, 2021


    Follow advice given to others with the same problem.

  • Lenora Lenora on Apr 10, 2021

    Thank you all.

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