How to Remove Oil Stains From Concrete With No Water


Oil stains come into contact with concrete when your car leaks or even if you spill oil onto the concrete when doing self-maintenance on your vehicle. To get the oil off of the concrete you sometimes may not have a ready supply of water available, and instead want to use stain removal ingredients that use no water. Luckily, some options utilize low-cost items that you probably already have on hand in the home.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Cat litter
  • Nylon scrub brush
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Cover the stain with a thick layer of either baking soda or cat litter. Both are absorbents that quickly collect the oil residue.

  • Let the baking soda or litter stay in place for about 20 minutes.

  • Scoop up the excess with a broom and dustpan and discard.

  • Sprinkle a fresh coating of baking soda over the concrete and scrub into the oil stain with a nylon scrub brush. Don't use wire or metal brushes as these will scratch and chip away at the concrete. Scrub until all residue is removed.

  • Sweep up the baking soda with a broom and dustpan and discard.

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