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3 Kitchen Items To Clean Your Driveway With

Updated: May 20, 2022

Inside your pantry and refrigerator are a few items that can remove those unsightly greases, transmission, and oil stains on your concrete driveway. Here are three common kitchen items that are capable of removing those moderate stains:

1) Kool-Aid (for Rust Stains)

-Kool-Aid Lemonade flavor -Hot Water -Gloves -Something to Scrub With

Mix hot water and unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid. Scrub the stain with the kool-aid and the rust stain should come right out. Oh yeaaahhh!

2) Soda

-Small bag of cat litter -Few cans of cola -Stiff bristle broom -Bucket, laundry detergent -Bleach, eye protection -Rubber gloves

This one feels like an elementary school science fair project, but the results can be surprising. Cover the stain with a thin layer of cat litter and brush it in. Sweep up the litter and pour cola to cover the area. Work the cola in with a bristle broom, and leave the cola for about twenty minutes. Mix 1/4 cup laundry detergent with 1/4 cup bleach in 1-gallon warm water and use it to mop up the mess. Yay science!

3) Oven Cleaner

-Oven Cleaner -Water Hose or Water with Pressure -Stiff Brush

Transmission, oil, and grease stains can be removed with oven cleaner. Spray the stains with oven cleaner and let it settle for 5-10 minutes. Scrub with a stiff brush and rinse it off with your garden hose at its highest pressure. Severe stains may require a second application.

Bonus Two (in the kitchen too but hopefully not with the food)

Ammonia This one is easy, so easy it almost should just be the way. Slip some gloves on and scrub with 1 cup ammonia diluted in 1-gallon water. Hose it down well when you’re done.

WD-40 This one works but the idea is for smaller stains, otherwise, you are using a lot of WD-40. Spray it with a generous amount of WD-40 and then hose it down with water.

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