4 Steps to Cleaning Up that Heavy Oil Stain in the Driveway – On the House

4 Steps to Cleaning Up that Heavy Oil Stain in the Driveway

By on March 4, 2014
cat litter to help cean a greasy oil spill

Question

What suggestions do you have to clean-up the heavy oil and grease stains on my concrete driveway?

Dana

Answer

Here’s a sure way to clean up your problem and at the same time cause your neighbors to wonder whether your playing with a full deck!

  1. First, soak up all of the surface oil or grease with some good old-fashioned cat litter, sand or saw-dust — grinding it in with the sole of your shoe.
  2. Sweep it up and then pour enough of a Cola beverage over the affected areas covering them completely. Let it soak for at least 20 minutes, but don’t permit it to dry, then brush it out with a regular household broom or nylon brush.
  3. This will leave a gray stain that can be whitened by scrubbing the concrete with a solution of one cup laundry detergent and one cup chlorine bleach in one gallon of hot water.
  4. Make sure to flush the entire area with…

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