How to get oil stains off driveway?

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  1. me again

    me again Mouseketeer

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    What's the best way to get oil/grease stains off the driveway? Our car was leaking before we noticed it, now have ugly stains on the driveway. We try to keep one vehicle parked over the stains until we can remove them.

    Would also like some cheap suggestions. I did look into pressure washing but its expensive.
     
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  3. Colinsmom

    Colinsmom DIS Veteran

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    Kitty litter (the cheap clay stuff) will soak up the oil and get the stain off. Pressure washing isn't expensive (or hard) if you rent the equipment and do it yourself.
     
  4. me again

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    Ok, so I just spread the kitty litter on, then what? Wait awhile, then sweep it off, or hose it off?
     
  5. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    You can spread it thickly over the oil stains, leave it for awhile (few days, a week, as long as it takes) as it draws the oil out and absorbs it. Stir it around every once in awhile until all the oil is gone and sweep away.:thumbsup2
     
  6. minnierocks

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    If it is thick, take your foot and grind the kitty litter on the stain...
    It really works! :thumbsup2
     
  7. NicRI

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    try Dawn Dish soap on what's left after the kitty litter. GL
     
  8. hallie615

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    I cant help but laugh at your post. Yesterday morning I noticed a stain on our driveway and spent soo much time researching how to get rid of that dumb stain. Guess I should have just come to the DIS.
     
  9. kimisabella

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    You could also go to the auto supply store and they sell stuff ( I forget the name now) that the mechanics use to soak up the oil on the floors in their shops
     
  10. Blueyed Girl

    Blueyed Girl HAKUNA MATATA!

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    If I remember correctly, it is almost the same type stuff as kitty litter but kitty litter is cheaper. However, the mechanics stuff may have a little more "umph!" so it may work better. Not sure, never tried it.

    I had forgotten about Dawn dish liquid. That really does work on the remains too!
     
  11. bevtoy

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    I used to manage service stations. We used powdered laundry soap and a brush to remove oil stains. Worked very well.
     
  12. richiediz

    richiediz Earning My Ears

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    I have never tried this - but i have heard that Coke will will also take up the oil stain on your driveway - would love to hear if anyone has tried that?
     
  13. LeslieG

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    Any ideas for removing rust stains from a concrete driveway?
     
  14. minnierocks

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    Now that's the tip I NEED!!! :goodvibes
     
  15. bevtoy

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    How about a mild solution of bleach water? It does wonders for concrete and also kills mold/mildew off of steps and foundations.
     
  16. DisneyMommyMichelle

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    Dissolving Vitamin C pills on your driveway is suppose to remove rust!
     
  18. PaulaSue

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    I had some luck with dish soap and a scrub brush, not brand new looking but definitely better and less noticeable. I scrubbed a while.
     
  19. JuneChickie

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    Yes I could use ideas for this too ,,,, we got a few rust stains from
    leaving a snow shovel on the sidewalk after a snow
    storm. Now it looks awful with the rust line from the shovel.
     
  20. stemikger

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    I just had my drive way professionally power washed and that worked.
     

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