Cleaning Oil Spots from Concrete Driveway Pavers Cleaning Oil Spots from Concrete Driveway Pavers

Grease spots on concrete driveway pavers can make a clean, well manicured front yard look like a remnant from a wrecking yard. There are several methods and treatments that should remove these spots. Here are six tips you can use to accomplish this.

Tip 1 – Absorb Excessive Oil

Spread sawdust, kitty litter, baking soda, or cornmeal on spots with excessive oil. Allow it to soak up the oil overnight..

Tip 2 – Dissolve Surface Oil with Cola and Detergent

Pour cola on the oil spot. Apply a solution of water and dishwashing detergent, then scrub the oil spot with a bristle brush.

Tip 3 – Dissolve Oil with Dishwasher Detergent

Apply powder dishwasher detergent to the oil spot. After 10 minutes, pour hot water on the spot and scrub briskly with your stiff brush.

Tip 4 – Dissolve Oil with Commercial Cleaner

Apply grease solvent, Benzine, or a commercial cleaner, grease solvent, or driveway cleaner to the oil spot.

Tip 5 – Dissolve with TSP

If your spot is wet or oily, apply trisodium phosphate. But be sure to wear protective eye goggles and rubber gloves.

Tip 6 – Dissolve with Muriatic (Hydrochloric) Acid

This chemical is dangerous to use but works like a charm to dissolve oil and grease. Also take precautions when using this harsh chemical.


With all these methods, be sure to rinse with a garden hose when finished.

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