Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 0:55
ERIC STROMER: Hey, I’m Eric Stromer. Here’s your GMC Trade Secret.
Oil stains and grease stains are a common occurrence on concrete driveways. Most people think you can just scrub them up with a rag. But, no, you can’t do it. You actually have to drum up and out of the concrete. I’m going to show you how to do that.
A simple cleaning solution you can make yourself will do the trick. Make sure to wear rubber gloves and eye protection. Make a mix of trisodium phosphate, or TSP, with an absorbent material like talc or baby powder to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste to the stain. The cleaner slowly soaks into the concrete and breaks up the oil. Once the paste dries, you can scrape it off and sweep it away. Then scrub the concrete with a nylon brush and hose it off. If your stain is deep, you may want to try two or three applications.
There it is. It’s just that easy. Now you know how to take a stain out of concrete like the pros.