Anyone know how to remove oil stains from block paving?

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Anyone know how to remove oil stains from block paving?

Morning

As per the title really. I tried some patio & drive cleaner which was as good as a handbrake on a canoe.

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Boonserelli:smoke:

Gas torch maybe, burn it off. then solvent to clean, Acetone woud be best.

Get some cat litter and put a little over the oil stain, With the end of a flat object (hammer head / piece of wood) crush it to a fine powder by pressing down on the granules and twisting the impliment. No banging / hitting.Avoid driving over the treated area.Just leave it for the weather to do the rest.If the stain has been there some while, may need a few treatments.Prevention is better than cure.

tommyt 525 wrote

Gas torch maybe, burn it off. then solvent to clean, Acetone woud be best.

That should fuck it up nicely If it's been there a while there isn't much you can do. Using a solvent (try petrol) will usually just spread the staining about, but it will dilute the oilTime and weather after that

Bead blast em.

I have tried various cleaners with varying degrees of success. Gunk driveway cleaner is OK and Cillit Bang was reasonable.The earlier you can get at the stain the better as the oil has less chance to soak in. Sometimes it takes a few applications and a good hosing down to get back to near original.The worst bit is the ear bashing from 'er indoors

A jetwash will do it

Lift stones, turn them over?

Sprinkle it with washing powder and just leave it. Might need a couple of goes but generally it gets rid of it.If its dirty oil you might want to clean it a bit first so rememeber oil is its own solvent and clean oil will dilute dirty oil to make it easier to remove.

Taipan wrote

Sprinkle it with washing powder and just leave it. Might need a couple of goes but generally it gets rid of it.If its dirty oil you might want to clean it a bit first so rememeber oil is its own solvent and clean oil will dilute dirty oil to make it easier to remove.

this iwhat I've done in the past, mixed with bleach as well, does a quite nice job of removing all but the most stubborn stains...mix/scrub, leave then rinse

Parafin(sp) oil is the best to dilute it, then the soap powder flakes leave to sit, finally jet wash the lot.hth

Uncle Tom's Chilli Insanity SauceSays so on the bottle!

Coca Cola does the job. Not sure about Pepsi though.

Pirahna wrote

Coca Cola does the job. . . . .

Think what it must do to your inside then.

easy now andy (not verified)

you need some old petrol, about 10 litres, to clean it down with... i've got just what you're after

easy now andy wrote

you need some old petrol, about 10 litres, to clean it down with... i've got just what you're after

PMSL Actually - the comment about the blow torch - I did that on mine and it did the job quite well ( I was careful though )

Managed to get some oils off by using washing up liquid and putting newspaper on top and the oil leeches onto the newspaper. not the most efficient way of doing it, tho

Use a proper degreaser this should shift it.....let it soak in then wash thoroughly to clean.....

Funners wrote

this iwhat I've done in the past, mixed with bleach as well, does a quite nice job of removing all but the most stubborn stains...mix/scrub, leave then rinse

See, we know stuff, but will they listen!

byker28i wrote

Lift stones, turn them over?

Has to be the easiest and quickest way

fairy liquid, stiff brush followed by a jetwash.

I asked the same question on here sometime this year. Got some useful input and IIRC there was a block paving expert here at the time too. Can I find the thread? Can I buffalo.

Thanks for all your comments.This is for a customer, but Ive never done this before hence why I am asking the question.I power washed it with Patio & Driveway cleaner last Sat, made a nice job, cleaned the paving up a treat but left the oil.I cant turn the bricks over as they are patterned one side & flat the other.

Count Steer wrote

I asked the same question on here sometime this year. Got some useful input and IIRC there was a block paving expert here at the time too. Can I find the thread? Can I buffalo.

Would that be this one?

brake cleaner

Taipan wrote

Would that be this one?

I bow to your Search skills young Tiepinawan. *bows*

Get a firm in to sandblast it,thats what I did and it came up like new

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Pirahna wrote

Coca Cola does the job. Not sure about Pepsi though.

Seconded

Boons wrote

I power washed it with Patio & Driveway cleaner last Sat, made a nice job, cleaned the paving up a treat but left the oil.

You need a higher powered jet-washer, which WILL shift it

Pirahna wrote

Coca Cola does the job. Not sure about Pepsi though.

Yeah it works!!!!

pah ......i just bought some drive and patio cleaner from homebase when i ran out of gunk...........so you lot are saying it wont shift the stain i made when i used a 5 litre oil tray under my truck which has a 6.1 litre oil capacity and let the obligatory oil stain?

Semtex...that'll shift it. :smoke:

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Liquid dish soap or laundry detergent will remove most oil stains on pavers. Directly apply the soap to the stain and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes. Then scrub with a nylon bristle brush and rinse with hot water. Repeat this step as needed.If anyone searching for paving blocks for home contact earth pavers. We offer high quality paving blocks that varies in design, color and size. Visit http://earthpavers.in/

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