Grease and oil stains are a very common sight on our concrete driveways and garages. It can be oil from a car or some other machine, also if you grill often it means you will almost certainly have problems with grease stains. Fortunately for you, there are a few simple methods to remove these stains and you will find out which ones in this article. For this, you will need an absorbent to absorb the excess grease. After that, the dirty surface should be rubbed well and finally rinsed with a larger amount of water. Find out below which methods are most practical for this.
Vinegar can help you
We have already written in previous articles about all the powers of vinegar, and you can use it for this problem as well. Almost everyone in our household has vinegar, and you will need 1/2 cup of baking soda, 2 small teaspoons of white vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent, 2 glasses of water, a bucket, and a scrubbing brush. Simply mix all the ingredients in a bucket. Then place the mixture on the stain and rub it well, when you're done, rinse the surface with water. Repeat the process until the stains are completely removed.
Use baking soda
Baking soda is indeed widely used in the household, so it's not surprising that it can also be used to remove stains. The advantage is that it can be used both as an absorbent and as a cleaning agent. For this method, of course, you need baking soda, dishwashing detergent, and a nylon brush. The first step is to apply a thick layer of baking soda on the concrete stain and leave for at least half an hour. After that, moisten the brush with warm water and, with the addition of detergent, gently scrub the stain until it disappears. After scrubbing, rinse the surface well with water.
How to deal with old oil and grease stains?
What if you have old stains that you’ve been putting off cleaning for a long time? We have a solution for that as well. Here you will have to use the trisodium phosphate method. It is a strong inorganic compound that when mixed with water creates a solution suitable for removing stains.
TSP as well as baking soda also works well as an agent for absorbing and removing stains. This is a procedure that lasts all night, so think carefully about when you will take action. For this method, you need 1 cup of trisodium phosphate, 1 gallon of water, some sawdust, gloves and eye protection, and a large bucket. Avoid doing this while rain. Dissolve trisodium phosphate in water and add sawdust. Stir the mixture until it becomes creamy like peanut butter. Place the mixture on the stain and left overnight. In the morning, sweep the dried residue with a broom and repeat the procedure if necessary.
How to remove cooking stains from concrete?
And here the main word will also have baking soda which in combination with acetone makes a mixture for easy removal of stains on concrete. You can also use baking soda to remove stains from carpets. Here you need plastic, tape, acetone, and baking soda. Make a slurry of acetone and baking soda. Place the mixture on the stain and cover with plastic, which you must fasten and glue on the sides. Leave to stand for at least 24 hours. Remove the plastic tomorrow and allow the mixture to dry. When it is completely dry, you can remove it, and the stain will disappear with it.
In short, why would you go to the store and spend money unnecessarily on various detergents to remove these stubborn stains when you have almost everything you need in your household? All you need is an absorbent like sawdust that you can mix with additives like baking soda, vinegar, or plain soap. You also need a brush of course and a hose to rinse the work surface after work. We believe that you yourself didn't know that removing oil and grease stains is that simple. Do it today and your concrete driveway will be much more pleasing to the eye. Good luck!