Don’t Let Oil Stain Your New Driveway
Nobody has ever welcomed the appearance of an oil stain. Not only does it mean that your vehicle or lawn mower requires immediate maintenance attention, but it also means that you have a mess on your hands to somehow clean up and make disappear. Fortunately, there are many proven home remedies that can remove oil stains from your asphalt driveway. The sooner you respond to the spill, the better.
Dawn Dish Detergent
Is there anything that Dawn can’t do? Since the soap is famous for washing poor birds that get covered in oil after tanker spills, it makes sense that Dawn can also remove oil from your driveway. All you need to do is pour a generous amount of dawn over the oil and use a large bristle brush to scrub the stain until you can see that it is pulling away from the ground. Rinse and repeat until the oil disappears. This might just be the cheapest solution you’ll find!
This is a solution so simple and cheap that it rivals the Dawn dish detergent solution above. Simply buy a bulk supply of baking soda, get it slightly wet, and dump over the stain. Use a brush in a circular motion to release the oil stain from your driveway. Rinse with water and repeat if needed.
As scary as it is, considering it’s something we drink regularly, soda like cola can actually be used as a follow up material once the Dawn or baking soda has done its work. Since cola is so acidic and harsh, 12 ounces can be poured onto the remnants of an oil stain, let dry for up to six hours, and then brushed. Let it sit one more hour and spray off. Repeat if needed. This method simply eats away at the oil stain residue to help your asphalt look fresh once again.
These home remedies are great to utilize, especially if you can act immediately after a spill occurs.