How to Remove Oil Stains From Concrete With No Water

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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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