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How to Clean a Concrete Driveway

By November 20, 2007

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Concrete driveways look great when they're new. But stains such as those from oil, grease, rust, mildew and tire marks rob concrete driveways of much of their lustre. Thus the question, Is there any way to remove such stains? This site on how to clean a concrete driveway tries to answer that question, providing some helpful links along the way (especially useful is the link to the Michigan State University Extension).


May 8, 2008 at 4:22 pm
(1) Steve says:

In a seperate thread, I found another concrete cleaner that I tried and worked really well on some old oil stains I had. The product claims to be environmentally friendly, and was really easy to use. The product was called Eximo – I would definately recommend it! I haven’t seen it in stores, but I purchased straight from teh manufacturer.

October 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm
(2) darren backhouse says:

yes you can use most oil stain removers but dont but leave the oil stain remover on the stain over night for best results.. good luck

September 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm
(3) N. Perez says:

There might be some great solutions to simply removing stains in order to make the concrete look better but the best thing to do would be to replace the concrete driveway.

June 16, 2011 at 12:28 am
(4) Tim the "Long Island Blacktop" guy says:

The best way to remove stains is to purchase an “oil remover” from Walmart. Pour it on the stain and rub it out!

July 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm
(5) iCovercrete says:

To make sure that your clean is done right using the correct products, it is always a good idea to use a professional. Unless your are 100% sure of the products originally used to seal the concrete surface, you may end up with problems. Be careful that when applying new sealer you have cleaned the concrete surface well and acid washed the concrete to remove any loose dirt or particles before resealing. If you do want professional advice? Simply get in touch with our experienced team to find out more!

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