How To Get Car Oil Stains Out of Different Surfaces How To Get Car Oil Stains Out of Different Surfaces
Getting car oil on your clothing or on your concrete walkway is not only frustrating but can also disrupt your day. There are many different things you can do to take care of getting the oil stains out of many different surfaces. Consider the following:
Removing Car Oil Stains from Concrete
If your oil is making a nice puddle on your concrete, it really is no time to panic. There are several things you can do to minimize or remove the car stain oil completely from your concrete surface. You must have either sawdust or kitty litter available. Sawdust will easily sop up the excess oil from the concrete. After you have completely saturated the oil spot, simply sweep the sawdust (or kitty litter) away using a broom. Dispose of it in the trash.
Dry cement is great for cleaning up your poured concrete. After the excess concrete has been taken care of, you will want to shake some dry cement over the oil spot. After you have allowed it to dry for at least 24 hours, just sweep up the dry stuff. The poured concrete surface will now look new! If you would like to go the extra mile, use your pressure washer on the entire concrete surface.
Removing Car Oil Stains from Carpet
If you were unlucky enough to track in some of the car oil from your clothes onto the carpet, you will be faced with now needing to figure out how to clean up the car oil stain from your nice plush carpet. Using the right process and the appropriate products, you can clean the mess up easily. Do not delay and do not allow the oil to sit and get comfortable inside the fibers of the carpet. Before you run to the store to buy a new carpet, grab some rubbing alcohol and a small sponge. Blot the stain. Do not rub, do not scrub. Work the stain from the outside, inward. If the stain is large enough, run to your local home improvement center and find dry-cleaning solvent. Wet a clean cloth or sponge. Use the dry cleaning solvent to blot the carpet stain. Repeat the process until you are satisfied with the results—it may take several times to remove the stain.
Removing Car Oil Stains from Clothing
Treating your stained clothing quickly, is the key to removing the car oil stains effectively. If you cannot pay attention to your clothing right away, add a generic pre-treating solution to the stain. This will prevent further damage to your clothing and it will help you get the stain right out when you can spend some time working at it. Using cornstairt or baby powder, sprinkle the stain. This will help to clean up the excess oil. You will want to allow your clothing to sit for several hours. After brushing the powder substance away from the stain, blot the back of the stain (turn your piece of clothing inside-out) with a dry cleaning product and a cloth. Pre-treat your fabric and throw it in the clothing washer.