Painting an Fuel Oil Tank

I need to paint my fuel oil tank. Fuel oil was recently spilled on the tank so new paint won't stick. How do I clean the oil off of it before I paint it?

Mary from Washington, MO

July 3, 20070 found this helpful

Here are some options:

use a laquer thinner on a rag and wipe off.

Use a carwash soap or liquid soap with a grease cutter in it.

OR go ahead and paint it with an oil based paint,

this way it will stick and future stains will wipe off.

Good Luck.

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July 3, 20070 found this helpful

how about undiluted dish detergent?

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July 3, 20070 found this helpful

My husband who delivers fuel suggests easy off spray it on and then rinse it off quickly.

good luck

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July 5, 20070 found this helpful

Dawn dishwashing detergent is used by public works to clean up fuel oil from pavement.

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