How can we clean our stained patio?


For a while our dog chose to urinate on our patio instead of the grass. How can we remove the stains?

  6 answers
  • Judy Judy on Jan 17, 2019

    Is the patio made of cement or another material. This will identify the cleaning solution to use.

  • Plain old white vinegar. I have 6+ dogs in my house and yard. Boy dogs pee on everything.

  • Chris Chris on Jan 17, 2019

    Thank you, Naomie. However, more than the smell I need to remove the stain. According to the link you provided, it looks like this is more for the scent.

  • Suzy Googoo Suzy Googoo on Jan 17, 2019

    For pet urine, you must use Cleaning vinegar, with high acidity with water: 1 to 1 if it’s nasty. I dare you to come back here and tell me that didn’t work.

  • William William on Jan 17, 2019

    One of these should work.

    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.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 17, 2019

    paste of baking soda,dawn dish and then add spray of white vinegar or lemon juice it'll bubble let sit then scrub with stiff toilet bowl brush dilute really well with water so it doesn't kill grass around edges of patio. also hydrogen peroxide is good bleaching agent dump on stain,let sit then scrub with stiff brush