Get those unsightly grease, oil, and transmission fluid stains off your concrete driveway or garage floor. Spray them with oven cleaner. 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. Spray Griot's Oil & Grease Cleaner onto the stain If the oil spot has a heavy grease buildup, scrub the spot with a stiff nylon bristle brush (not a wire brush, which can scar the finish) before rinsing. You can use Griot's Oil & Grease Cleaner to clean and degrease small spots or your entire garage floor. Dish soap. Choose a highly concentrated, oil busting dish soap, such as Dawn. Squirt it over the stain and spread it around to cover the entire affected area. Wipe the soap and oil residue away with paper towels again, then use a garden hose to clean the rest of the soap away. Removing Oil Stains from Concrete Driveways Use a Waterless Concrete Cleaner. Most homeowners will immediately grab for the garden hose or power washer in an attempt to clear away any motor oil stains that form on the concrete driveway. Apply Cat Litter on the Oil Stains. Scrub with Dawn Dish Soap. Use a Pressure Washer. Remove Oil and Grease Spots Cover grease stains with a layer of sawdust or cat litter. Use a push broom with rigid bristles to sweep up the sawdust, cat litter and dirt. Pour dry dishwasher detergent or a concrete cleaning agent on the stain.
Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Vegetable Oil Pour the vinegar on the oil and let it rest for a few minutes. Wipe clean the surface with a cloth. If the oil remains, put baking soda on a wet sponge and scrub the area. Then, wipe the surface clean thoroughly with a wet cloth.
When oil drips from your car on to your garage floor or your driveway, it can tarnish the look. But getting rid of the stains is very easy with some coke. Just pour a few cans of coke on the stain. There is acid in the coke and it will loosen the stains so that you can easily wash it away.
If you've recently spilled oil onto your driveway, baking soda is the go-to remedy for this. In such a situation, the baking soda will absorb the excess oil. Using a circular motion and a brush with stiff bristles, clean the stain by rubbing in the baking soda, and then wash away the baking soda with clean water.
Oil stains on your clothes are part and parcel of cooking. Sprinkle powder on the stain (flour, baking soda, or baby powder). Tap it into the stain and let it sit to absorb. Brush off the excess, then apply dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and dab (don't rub) that in.
Steps Dampen the stained area with water. The water will help lift the oil to the surface. Sprinkle baking soda generously over the stain. Boil a pot of water. Pour the hot water over the stain. Scrub the stain using a hard bristled brush. Pour the rest of the water over the stain to rinse the baking soda off.
Cleaning Floors For oil spills in the shop, first remove the oil using an absorbent, then scrub the residue with brake cleaner. Scrubbing with brake cleaner can also remove stains from concrete driveways and patios.
Scrub the gray stain with a solution of 1 cup liquid chlorine bleach, 1 cup powdered laundry detergent, and 1 gallon of very hot water. Make sure the detergent you use is ammonia-free.
If oil or grease is freshly deposited, lightly blot (not rub) the areas with a clean rag or paper towels. Liquid dish soap or laundry detergent will remove most oil stains on pavers. Directly apply the soap to the stain and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes. Then scrub with a nylon bristle brush and rinse with hot water.
Fresh oil stains can be soaked up using proprietary absorbent materials. After soaking up the oil stain, using hot water, detergent a brush and some elbow grease scrub the area. It may take a few attempts. Ensure that all residues are washed away with hot water.
Steps to Remove the Stain: Spray the stain with a generous amount of WD-40. The lubricant from the WD-40 will help to make the oil stain like a fresh stain again. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes so the stained area can become fully absorbed with the WD-40. Rinse the area with hot water to remove the excess oil.
Mix 1/2 cup baking soda to one gallon of water for a gentle cleaning solution. Add 1/8 cup of liquid dish detergent. Spray on patio surface, let sit for 30 minutes, then scrub and rinse. For heavily stained or mildewed patios, you may need a pressure washer.