DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Cleaning > Oil and Transmission Fluid Stains on Inclined Driveway




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2014, 09:17 AM  
havasu
on permanent vacation
HRT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
havasu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern California, CA
Posts: 2,240
Liked 109 Times on 92 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Speaking of bleach, my G/F spilled a quart of very dark brown latex paint on my beige Berber carpeting. After sponging most of it, she sprinkled Comet bleach powder on the carpet, and the stain totally disappeared. Obviously, this approach should be used as a last ditch effort, but bleach is surely a wonder chemical if used cautiously.



__________________
havasu is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-30-2014, 06:10 AM  
Snowfan
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 8
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

If there is nowhere else for them to park, unroll a carpet remnant and have them park over it when they visit. Save driveway and relationship.



__________________
Snowfan is offline  
nealtw Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-30-2014, 09:02 AM  
CallMeVilla
Contractor
 
CallMeVilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,276
Liked 394 Times on 307 Posts
Likes Given: 161

Default

Apply lightly in repeated steps to reduce flow. Dam it with duct tape made into a rim along the bottom edge to contain the possible runoff.

__________________
CallMeVilla is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2014, 06:07 PM  
1victorianfarmhouse
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 150
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I like to use a water-soluable degreaser like Purple Power from Wal-Mart on oil or transmission fluid in driveways or wood. I buy the gallon container, and don't bother with the various sprays. Of course, this is in warmer weather.

Pour it on, scrub it back and forth with a broom, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then hose it off. Let it dry, and see if a second application is needed.

vince

__________________
1victorianfarmhouse is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-03-2014, 12:14 PM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 5,434
Liked 459 Times on 382 Posts
Likes Given: 147

Default

I agree vince, best cleaner and it's fairly cheap too.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/16778256?w...383596&veh=sem



__________________
oldognewtrick is offline  
MarkWood Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Solvent for transmission fluid Austin Painting Forum 11 10-08-2013 07:03 PM
Carpet & Stains jmscole111 Flooring 2 05-23-2011 07:08 PM
Grout Stains Steve_H Flooring 0 05-19-2011 02:08 PM
stains on driveway Christian Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 6 09-02-2009 02:18 AM
Best way to clean iron stains off concrete driveway? panterax32 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 1 06-04-2008 10:55 AM