How do I remove rust and other stains from a concrete driveway ?
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If you have oil stains, first apply oil dry or cat litter to absorb excess oil. Then use a degreaser like purple power and scrub away.
For rust, you will want to use a rust remover like CLR.
Here's another link that may be of help Leslie
Muriatic acid solution might be cheaper than CLR, but it won’t eat oil stains.
No matter what you use on the rust wear protective clothing, safety goggles and long rubber gloves.
Hope this helps Leslie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNejQUNUpnw
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.
I use vinegar or wd40 but concrete may just absorb them. Worth a try i can't hurt.
I have used brake clean that work the best. You have to do it quickly as it will dry almost as fast as you put it on use a rag or shop rags this will take just about any stain off of your cement. It work as you put it on do not let it set for it will not work.
You can buy an Acid for cleaning /driveways from the DIY Store. Hope that helps.
Here is a video tutorial showing you how to remove the rust stains from your driveway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXZL3u48_Y4
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Rustoleum makes a very good rust remover as does WD 40.
Hi Leslie: I use L.A.'s Awsome Rust, Lime and something else remover. Can't remember what the other thing is:) Anyway, I get it at the Dollar Tree and it works great. Just spray it onliberally, let it sit for about an hour and then sweep it off using water and some Dawn. It has worked for me. Good luck
CLR worked well for me. Here is a link to the one I used: https://amzn.to/3hS4t4L
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CLR was my first guess. Sometimes rust discoloration comes from fertilizer that hits the concrete. If so rinse it off before it get a chance to get wet.
here is a tutorial plus video I made removing rust from my patio: https://www.charlestoncrafted.com/how-to-remove-rust-stains-from-concrete/