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Oil Stains

 

Number one use an absorbent to try and soak up any oil that you can. Hardware stores sell oil absorbents or you could use cat litteror saw dust. Sweep up the absorbent after a couple of days. Nextuse a heavy duty degreaser also can be bought at a hardware storeand wash with a stiff brush and rinse with water.If you don't have luck with that try a mixture of trisodium phosphateand warm water (follow the instructions on the container). Trisodiumphosphate(TSP) can be found at any hardware store and usuallycomes in power form. Follow the same procedure as above scrubwith a stiff brush and rinse bear in mind that you will have a cleanspot where you scrubbed with the TSP and or degreaser. Do notscrub with a metal brush.Another more aggresive chemical is oven cleaner. Spray it on, andallow it to sit for half an hour before hosing off.You may also have to face the reality that the paving stones are permenantly stained and flipping them over or replacing them may be the only alternative.If you do have success removing the stain, consider sealing the paving stones with a concrete sealer. Your local hardware store would be able to help you chose the correct type and help with instructions. You could even get creative and add color to the sealer and change the color of the stones if you do not have success removing the oil.Precautions:Always use the appropriate safety equipment and follow label intructions.(wear work clothes and protective equipment, gloves, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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