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Question DetailsAsked on 5/9/2016

How to get grease off outdoor pavers

How to get cool cooking oil off outdoor pavers

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Most it will come off easy with a hot water poured over the paver (to wet and heat it) then put Dawn dishwashing soap (works FAR better on grease than pretty much any other detergent) on it, rubbed around for full coverage, then cover with wet rags or paper towels (to keep it wet) and let soak for an hour or so, then hose off - or for better removal use hot water to rinse it off.

[BTW - hot water meaning full hot out of the tap - not boiling, that can crack concrete due to the rapid temperature change]

Keep washings off decorative/ornamental plants and flowers - but should not hurt grass if you wash it down well with hose afterwards to dilute the detergent.

For residual staining after the cleaning, real hard to get that out, but no-residue automotive brake cleaner will remove all but a faint darkening of the pavers - spray on, let sit 30 seconds or a minute, then blot off with paper towels, will take several passes. Will kill grass upon direct contact.

[Also works well on crayons and most spray paints on concrete, but will also blister or remove concrete decorative stains and most types of finishes including epoxy and urea finishes].

Great - NOW after I answer it, my previous answer to a similar questions links in as a related question - oh well, here is the link - a bit more detail on the cleaning procedure -

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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