How to Remove Oil Stains From a Driveway With WD-40

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How to Remove Oil Stains From a Driveway With WD-40
Remove oil stains with WD-40. (David Sacks/Lifesize/Getty Images)

WD-40 is a multipurpose solvent with at least 2,000 listed uses. Since WD-40 has the ability to remove grease, you can use it on driveways that have oil stains. Although WD-40 is a chemical, it won't damage the surface of the driveway in any way. In addition to the WD-40, you will need a scrub brush and a few other items.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • WD-40
  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Wire scrub brush

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  1. 1

    Soak up as much of the oil as you can with paper towels. Toss the paper towels in the trash.

  2. 2

    Spray the entire oil stain with WD-40. Saturate the area. Let it sit for five minutes and wipe it up with an old rag.

  3. 3

    Drip grease-fighting dish soap on any stain that remains. Pour a little hot water over the dish soap and scrub with a wire brush.

  4. 4

    Flush the area clean with hot boiling water.

  5. 5

    Repeat if necessary.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also sprinkle kitty litter on the ground to absorb the spilt oil.
  • Don't get the oil and WD-40 on your hands. Wear plastic or latex gloves while cleaning up the stain.

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