Cleaning Motor Oil Stains From Concrete

Whether from a spill or engine leak, motor oil stains on concrete can be a cleaning challenge. This is a guide about cleaning motor oil stains from concrete.

Ad
Motor Oil on Concrete
Filter: All Articles Sort: Relevance

How do I remove a car oil stain on a cement driveway?

By Peggy B from Philadelphia, PA

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

"Behr" Cleaner/Degreaser sold Home Depot best ever, removes anything off the driveway, sold in silver bottle/green label, strong stuff will eat your hands but not your driveway, you will need rubber gloves, light scrubbing with a bristle brush. Try diluting but I use full strength. Great Stuff!

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

To clean old grease from concrete, saturate first with paint thinner or engine degreaser, then use the kitty litter or corn starch treatment. Sprinkle corn starch or kitty litter over the area and sweep up after the oil is absorbed.

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

CommentMoreRead More...Was this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Ad

How do you clean oil from concrete?

Bill

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Best product for this is called Eximo. My local Safeway Gas Station uses and sells this stuff - just a powder you sprinkle on the oil stains that makes them dissapear.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

How do I remove motor oil from my concrete porch? My son left a bag of motor oil on the porch, not realizing that the bag was leaking, and the spot is about 12 by 12 inches.

Mary from Langhorne, PA

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

I used a product called Eximo concrete cleaner - I just sweeped it on, and within a week the entire stain was gone!

P.S. The product claims to be a "GREEN" alternative to other methods out there!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

How can I remove a bad oil stain from my concrete patio floor?

By Alex from Surrey, England

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Use clay kitty litter, be generous, walk on to make contact, leave for how ever long it take.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

How can I get oil stains off the concrete outside? My car leaked and I can't remove it.

By Keely

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Try using cat litter on it.Then put baking soda and vinegar on it and scrub it.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

How do I remove peanut oil from concrete?

By Roxann from Chicago

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Pour some kitty litter on it and let it set overnight, then sweep or vaccum.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

I know some people have used kitty litter to clean up oil leaks. In my experience it's been worth investing in a full-out absorbent product, although I work with cars on a regular basis so I deal with a lot of oil leaks. Stuff like SpillFix works really well - actually cleans up the spill without making an even bigger mess first and even takes care of the oily after-effects that I'd normally have to scrub to clean!

    Source: Personal experience

    CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

    Clean oil stains from a concrete drive or garage by covering with mineral spirits and allowing to soak for thirty minutes to one hour. Scrub with a stiff brush, adding more mineral spirits if necessary. Wipe with toweling, wash with detergent, and rinse well.

    By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

    CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
    Categories
    Home and Garden Cleaning MiscellaneousDecember 31, 2012
    More to Explore
    ThriftyFun on Facebook
    ThriftyFun on Pinterest
    Enter a Contest
    Free Newsletters
    Ask a Question
    Share a Post
    Related Guides
    Disposing of Used Motor Oil, Used Motor Oil in a Gallon Jug
    Disposing of Used Motor Oil
    Old wooden ladder leaning against a concrete wall with painted designs.
    Removing Paint from Concrete
    dirty garage floor
    Removing Oil Stains from Garage Floor
    Jug of used motor oil.
    Removing Motor Oil Stains From Carpet
    © 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on May 1, 2016 at 9:54:02 PM on 10.0.1.132 in 306 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
     
    To Top
    Loading Something Awesome!