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Oil Stains on Pavers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by turfquip, May 14, 2001.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860

    Any easy to remove oil spots without replacing the paver?

    Any advice or suggestions appreciated :)

  2. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073


    They do make a lot of special paver cleaners for this, but for only a few you may not want spend the time locating or the money on buying a 5 gallon pail that you will never use.

    Simple ideas like power washing may be a start. If not, try some soap/degreaser and a good steel bristle brush.

    Last, but not least, a little, and I mean a little, meriatic acid can go a long way. Be sure to dilute with water, and after scrubbing, rinse the area with lots of water. It will eat a way a little of the surface, but not that noticeable. Did this once a few years ago and the area I cleaned still looks good today.

  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Posts: 1,579

    Try this.... a little laundry detergent brush and pressure washer...careful with the pressure washer not to get it to clean... I used to seal hundreds of paving stone driveways...the laundry detergent was our SECRET INGREDIENT ...we would sprinkle a bit on the dark lines where the car would drive up and down the driveway..light brush...pressure wash the whole driveway.....light sand to fill the cracks....sweep clean.....2 coats of sealer....looked great

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