How do you get oil stains off a concrete driveway?


Fluid stains where my car has leaked are making my driveway look awful. HOA is upset too! How do I get them out. The stains are way past using cat litter.

  4 answers
  • Annette Annette on Jan 08, 2019

    Engin cleaner & degreaser

    Hot water & washing powder

    Pavement & Driveway cleaner (buy at hardware shop)

  • You may need a degreaser and a pressure washer to get them out.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 08, 2019

    Hello Nanci,

    We have a newer concrete driveway that sometimes gets abused by contractors or service personnel. We try to observe and remove these oil stains ASAP. We use TSP for large areas or areas not treated immediately or this Easy off spray for stains we catch right away. Scrub with a stiff plastic kitchen type brush and rinse with water. Remember to wear personal protection as labels might direct.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 09, 2019

    Try applying Dawn dish liquid, full strength, to wet concrete. Scrub with a medium bristled brush, then apply kitty litter or similar. Sweep, then hose the area. Repeat if needed.

    There is a wonderful product called "pig mats", which can be placed beneath your auto, where leaks are occuring. Available at NAPA auto stores, and works very well.