How do I remove old rusted stains on concrete driveway?

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  • Annie Annie on May 31, 2020

    Here's a link that will hopefully help, it uses vinegar

  • Mogie Mogie on May 31, 2020

    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.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on May 31, 2020

    You can also try pressure cleaning your driveway, as shown in this video:

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 31, 2020

    Try the cleaner CLR but you must leave it on a long time like over night then wash off

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Jun 01, 2020

    Hi Dee, you can check out our post:

    In that post:

    • we show before after pictures of power washing everywhere around our house
    • we show an unpaid review of 2 products to clean stains out of concrete. One product worked better. It wasn't perfect but better.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 01, 2020

    Hello Dee,

    You can buy an Acid especially for the job of cleaning driveways.

  • KDS KDS on Jun 01, 2020

    Have you tried the product 'Iron Out'

  • Tex11597626 Tex11597626 on Jun 04, 2020

    Apply “ Deck Brightner” to rust stains, hose off. Deck cleaner is not the same product. The product has Oxalic acid which works on the rust.