How To Remove Oil Stains from Concrete

28 November 2022
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What's in This Guide?
Cleaning Items You'll Need.
Protective household rubber gloves
Heavy-duty broom or scrubbing brush
Oil Off (or Similar)
Spray bottle
Pressure washer

Oil Stains and Concrete

Oil stains on concrete are most commonly found on driveways or garage floors. These hard to ignore oil stains on your concrete flooring or parking areas can look both messy and neglected. Due to the porous nature of concrete, they appear to be nearly impossible to remove.

Fortunately, these oil stains can be easily removed Learn how to efficiently remove oil stains using our tried-and-true cleaning techniques.

Top Tip!
Consider using a concrete sealant. This protects the concrete, makes cleaning oil stains easier.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step One: Apply Detergent
Grab your rubble gloves and add your detergent to your spray bottle. Mix/dilute as per instructions. Cover the total area with the solution.

Step Two: Scrub the Stain
Scrub the area with your heavy-duty broom or a stiff brush. Now leave it to activate for about 20-30 minutes. Make sure the treated area remains damp.

Step Three: Rinse and Repeat
Use a pressure washer to rinse the solution away with water. Repeat as needed until the stain fades away.

It goes without say, consider your surroundings. Avoid washing the oil into drains, flowerbeds, or grass.

Note: You may have to repeat this three times. Leaving the solution on for 30 minutes each time. The best way to prevent oil stains from becoming a huge problem is to clean them as quickly as you can.

Top Tip!
To soak up excess oil on fresh stains, wipe them up with a cloth or use kitty litter to absorb the excess oil.

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