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Grease/Oil Stains on Asphalt

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Can anyone tell me how to get grease/oil removed from asphalt? I've heard kitty litter works, but some of the stains could be as old as 5 months. Thanks a bunch.

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July 11, 20010 found this helpful

try using some dawn dishwashing liquid. let it soak awhile and scrub with a brush
its biodegradable too.

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July 11, 20010 found this helpful

Kitty litter will absorb large grease puddles, but won't remove stains. I've heard that sprinkling powdered Tide on the stain will soak most of it up, then add water and scrub with a broom, or gently use a pressure washer (careful, you might wash away the driveway). - Marti

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July 16, 20010 found this helpful

For grease/oil stains on asphalt you might try
Trisodium Phosphate (TSP), available in stores that sell paint, and a stiff bristle brush.
-Dineen

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July 22, 20010 found this helpful

OXY CLEAN or Spic'n'Span might work on that oil too. But use cat litter first to absorb as much as possible & stomp it in good. - Linne

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August 13, 20020 found this helpful

Putting Down some clean sand over the area absorbs a lot of the spill before cleaning with a detergent. this must be swept up and discarded before sealing or cleaning.

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I noticed a new "primer" for use over oil stains sold at Lowes in the same area as driveway sealer. Good Luck.

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By mary (Guest Post)
January 3, 20050 found this helpful

how can you remove a nail polish stain from a bedding cover?

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January 3, 20050 found this helpful

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By jodie (Guest Post)
January 22, 20050 found this helpful

i used kitty litter, dawn, stiff brush and the bleached out area from the kitty litter is the most noticeable now. any ideas for the white area? simple green helped cover the oil stain.
will i need to reseal this area of the asphalt?
thanks.

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By Joyce (Guest Post)
November 18, 20050 found this helpful

I am wondering if the suggestions work for gasoline too. It seems my gas tank sprung a leak and the gas has been on the driveway for at least 18 hours and seems to be almost eating the asphalt.

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May 13, 20060 found this helpful

Try Coca Cola

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By Richard Cline (Guest Post)
December 9, 20070 found this helpful

I have 2 products and have used both on concrete, asphalt, clothing etc with good results:

DRIVEAWAY, degreaser and heavy duty cleaner, 32 oz, about $4-5. Mfg by TRJN Inc. PO Bx4246, Carlsbad, CA, Part #DG 0131 or DG 6131

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