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Remove Oil Stains From Your Garage & Driveway

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WHY DO THIS?


Oil stains may not be dangerous, but they are ugly! Plus if there are a lot of them, they can cost you money when you're trying to sell your home. Oil stains do not typically equate to a higher curb appeal. Follow these simple steps to clean the stains using common household products instead of toxic chemicals.

45 MINUTES
EASY

What You'll Need:

  • cat litter (any kind)
  • powder laundry detergent

How To:

  1. 1

    Gather the things you’ll need: cat litter (any kind will do) and powder laundry detergent. Even if you don’t have a cat, cat litter is relatively inexpensive and extremely absorbent. You can purchase a 28-pound box for less than ten dollars.

  2. 2

    First, pour ample amounts of cat litter onto the stain. The cat litter will absorb the excess oil from the cement. Let the cat litter sit on the stain overnight.

  3. 3

    The next morning, sweep up and discard the litter. Mix powdered laundry detergent with water until it makes a paste, and then put the paste on the stain. Let this concoction sit for several hours.

  4. 4

    Gently wipe away the detergent paste from the stained area. The stain should be drastically minimized.

  5. 5

    The majority of the stain will be gone, but you will be able to see some of the spot for a short time after the area has dried. The remaining discoloration should fade with time, especially if you live in a sunny area.

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