5 Foolproof Ways To Remove Grease and Oil Stains From Concrete
Let’s face it, grease and oils stains will eventually plague your driveway or garage floor. These stubborn stains are not only unsightly, but they can also ruin your house carpet or car carpet if someone happens to walk through it without realizing it, and then unknowingly transfers it to your carpet with their dirty shoes. Some good old-fashioned elbow grease can help you out, along with some “green” products that you already have in your home.
Concrete is very porous, so the quicker you act, the more likely you have a chance of removing the stain once and for all.
Five Products to Use on Your Grease and Oil Stains
Dawn Dish Soap – This product should come as no surprise, as it is a widely used product on many things, penguins included. Take your Dawn Dish Soap and generously apply it to the stain, completely covering it. Use a large bristled brush, add some elbow grease, and start scrubbing. The oil will start to separate from the concrete. Rinse and repeat until the stain is gone.
Powder Laundry Detergent – Sprinkle some detergent (brand doesn’t matter) onto the stain, again, completely covering the stain. Dampen the powder slightly, so it will mix well into a paste. Begin scrubbing. Once you have thoroughly scrubbed the area, let the pasty mixture sit for an hour or so to allow time for it to penetrate the concrete. Rinse and repeat if necessary.
Baking Soda – You can buy this magic powder in bulk from your local club, such as Sam’s Club or Costco. Once again, just like above, sprinkle the powder over the top of the stain. Add some water and some scrubbing action to loosen and remove the stain. Rinse and repeat if necessary
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