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Cleaning Diesel Fuel on Concrete

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Diesel fuel spills on concrete are common in garages, workshops, and driveways. This is a guide about cleaning diesel fuel on concrete.


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November 15, 2005

Some diesel fuel got spilled on our cement basement floor and am wondering how to get rid of the smell and stain?

Betty from Cowichan Bay, BC


By Jean in GA (Guest Post)
November 16, 20051 found this helpful
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I don't know if this will work for diesel fuel or not, but I put down kitty litter when oil gets on our driveway. I just put down enought to cover the spot and grind it in with my foot, making a powder. Sweep it off and the spot disappears. If might be worth a try. I don't know what to tell you about the smell. Good luck.

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January 20, 2005

I clean gas station islands that have diesel fuel that spills on the concrete. The concrete cleaners from your local hardware stores do not work. Is there anything that will take diesel fuel off easily?


John of Seattle


By Annie (Guest Post)
January 21, 20050 found this helpful

At Home Depot you can get a product called Krud Kutter. It takes grease out of everything but I've never tried it on concrete. Painters use it for clean up and spills. You might try it - it's highly concentrated and I use if full strength all the time.
It's wonderful stuff. Someone once told me that Pert shampoo would take oil stains out of concrete as well.

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By Marilyn (Guest Post)
January 28, 20050 found this helpful

Have you tried Meriatic Acid? Just pour it on, let it stand 10 minutes and rinse it off.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

Muriatic acid? Hydrochloric acid? Wave bye-bye to your concrete!

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April 24, 20170 found this helpful

Right. I used muriatic acid on my driveway where my truck leaks. Now I have pitted concrete.

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