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How to Remove Transmission Fluid From Pavers

It’s no wonder that many American houses have a paver driveway nowadays. After all, be it bricks or concrete, this material has much to offer besides simple aesthetic pleasure: like how durable it proves to be over time, or how versatile its installation process is. Just like with every floor, however, routine cleanup is needed in order to prolong its lifetime, especially with driveways that are prone to oil stains and tyre marks. How to remove transmission fluid from pavers, then?

Well, keep reading to find out! Or, in case you’re searching for a more specific cleaning guide, check out What Cleans Brick Pavers: Quick Guide.

Before you begin

These are selected tips for stained and marked pavers only, which are very natural under any circumstance – even upon sealing them. If your driveway or patio seems uneven or cracked, it’s probably because there are faulty pavers at play that need to be changed. If that’s your case, click here to know how to do a better inspection.

The following tips in this article go over both homemade and commercial solutions to take care of this problem. Know that automotive supply stores offer a lot of these formulated products for many kinds of pavers and floors, so make sure to pick the right one for you. Some brands act like liquid, some become a powder after absorbing the stain, some may even take hours to function, etc. Just follow the instructions and warnings thoroughly to avoid exacerbating the issue.

Ready? So let’s begin!

Removing transmission fluid from pavers

We’ve separated below a few DIY methods to remove general stains caused by oil and grease. Transmission fluid, in short, is usually any kind of sticky liquid that comes out of a vehicle and sits on your pavers. Keep in mind that if it doesn’t disappear after you’ve tried these methods, you’ll probably have to buy new ones or get professional assistance.

  • WD-40: This popular spray can be used for many automotive purposes, including oil removal. For that, spray the darker spot with a generous amount and hose it down with water until it fades away.
  • Soda: Yes, like Coca-Cola. To manage this feat, you’ll have to gather up some cat litter, a stiff bristle broom, a bucket, laundry detergent and bleach, as well as the soda itself. Of course, be extremely careful with your eyes when doing this – we also recommend the use of rubber gloves. When you’re ready, follow these steps: cover the stain with a layer of litter and brush it in; sweep it up and pour the cola on the spot; with the bristle broom, work the liquid in and let it sit for at least 20 minutes; then, mix ¼ cup detergent with ¼ cup bleach in 1 gallon of warm water to mop it all up.
  • Oven cleaner: Any kind will do, really. Try letting it settle on the spot for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with a garden hose at the highest pressure. You may also have to brush it a bit, depending on the situation.
  • Baking soda: This works especially well with stains that are accentuated by snow and ice. Try sprinkling some baking soda over the dirty pavers to see if it has any effect. For lighter stains, this will most likely take care of the job.
  • Ammonia: Scrub the pavers with 1 cup of ammonia diluted in 1 gallon of warm water, then hose down the solution afterwards. Ammonia also helps get rid of discoloration.

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