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Cleaning concrete

jbodey
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Cleaning concrete

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Hi

 

I am wanting to clean unsightly oil and general stains off of my concrete driveway. What is the best way to go about this? 

 

Thanks

 

John

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Cleaning concrete

Hi John (@jbodey)

 

A very warm welcome to the Workshop community. Thanks for joining the discussion. I'm sure you will find our members to be the source of plenty of helpful information and inspiration. 

 

You might find these previous discussions useful to get started:

 

 

 

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

 

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MartyH
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Re: Cleaning concrete

Do you have a pressure washer @jbodey?

jbodey
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Re: Cleaning concrete

I do but it is very slow and tedious work. It is difficult to get rid of all the stains and the area needed cleaning is about 6 X 18 m

I am wondering if there is a good chemical solution available. 

John 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Cleaning concrete

Thanks for the update John (@jbodey)

 

Do have a look at @Stephen-H's suggestion of Oxalic Acid on this discussion - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Interiors/Removing-Stains-From-Concrete/m-p/13662

 

Jason

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Isobel
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Re: Cleaning concrete

I would start off with just hot water and detergent and a stiff brush first. That way you don't do any damage to nearby plants or get any chemicals into the stormwater. Good luck @jbodey.

MartyH
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Re: Cleaning concrete

I understand @jbodey. A pressure washer can be a little slow. But it is better than having to scrub on hands and knees! 

 

You might find this helpful - https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/outdoor/paths-and-landscaping/how-to-remove-oil-stains

 

It includes a link to a lot of different degreasers.

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