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Can You Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Remove Oil Stains From Concrete?
It’s common to get oil stains on your concrete driveway from an oil leak or brought in on your tires. Luckily, hydrogen peroxide is an easy, low-cost way to get rid of them.
Hydrogen peroxide not only is good for cleaning cuts and wounds but also is an effective stain remover. Its oxygen molecules quickly break down oil and lift it off a surface.
First, soak up excess oil with absorbent material like cat litter, sawdust, or paper towels, and wash it with dish soap and water. If the stain persists, apply hydrogen peroxide.
Mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to form a thick paste, cover the stain completely with the paste, leave it overnight, and then use a plastic scraper to remove the residue.
Hydrogen peroxide is most effective on fresh oil stains and may not work on older ones, so if it doesn’t remove the stain, you’ll need to resort to a stronger store-bought cleaner.
Remember that hydrogen peroxide can bleach or damage colored or sealed concrete, so before using it, always consult the manufacturer’s recommendations for your driveway material.