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Roark
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Concrete

Post by Roark » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Good afternoon. Can anyone recommend a product to clean a heavy oil stain in/on a concrete floor please? The problem with concrete is that it's porous and I suspect that the oil stain will be quite deep.

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Re: Concrete

Post by John-B » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:32 pm

Yes, it's probably soaked in. It looks like your only solution will be a heavy duty floor paint. :D

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Re: Concrete

Post by marchesmark » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:36 pm

Hi John, I keep a bag of cement in the garage. Best used immediately after the spill, but might work even after some time. Spread a little on the stain, grind it in with your boot, and leave for a couple of days. Then sweep up, or preferably wash away. It should make a noticeable difference.

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Re: Concrete

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:54 pm

Cat litter works well on fresh spills. Might be a challenge on an ingrained stain though.
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Re: Concrete

Post by Big Col » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:15 pm

Pour a strong spirit into the stain, the stronger the better, the sort of thing that you can’t get anymore because it rots your lungs. Then before it evaporates cover it with cat litter. The spirit breaks down the stain then the litter lifts it out.
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Re: Concrete

Post by Phillmore » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:58 am

Petrol might also work?
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Re: Concrete

Post by JT7196 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:24 am

Try Cellulose Thinners , that works vet well 😊😊

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