Cleaning block paving

How to remove oil stains from your paving?

Prevention is the best cure. When it comes to oil, use cardboard or a drip tray if your car has leaking oil to prevent any staining on your paving.

If an oil stain does appear, the sooner it is treated, the easier it is to remove. Don’t let it soak into your paving. As soon as the stain appears dab excess spillage with an absorbent cloth or towel. Fresh oil stains can be soaked up using proprietary absorbent materials. After soaking up the oil stain, using hot water, detergent a brush and some elbow grease scrub the area. It may take a few attempts. Ensure that all residues are washed away with hot water.

Dirty oil can be extremely difficult to remove. For more stubborn stains, you can use a degreasing agent or engine cleaning fluid but always test a small area for any adverse reactions, before treating the whole area. If the stain is proving a little tricky to shift, then you could consider replacing the contaminated area of paving.