How Removing Tough Stains?

Use an enzymatic cleaner on pet stains. If you have stains from pets or other animals on your concrete, try an enzymatic cleaner like OxiClean. These types of cleaners target and help to break down protein in stains. You should apply these types of cleaners directly to the stain without diluting them with any liquid and then let them soak into the stain.

However, it can take up to a few days for these types of cleaners to break down the stains on your concrete. Use an oil-based cleaner on non-washable crayon stains. Oil-based cleaners like Goo-Gone and WD-40 are great for stains made by non-washable crayons. Spread on the cleaner and let it soak before scrubbing at it with a short, stiff-bristled brush. Then rinse with water.

Try laundry detergent on grease stains. If you have concrete stains made by grease, laundry detergent can help remove them. Make a paste of powdered laundry detergent and water for grease stains. Apply the paste to the stain, cover it tightly with plastic wrap (you can tape the edges to your concrete surface), and let it soak for 24 hours. Then scrub and rinse.

Sprinkle kitty litter over oil stains. For oil stained concrete, cover the affected area with a clay kitty litter and grind it in with your feet while you’re wearing old shoes. Let it sit for up to 24 hours and then sweep up the kitty litter and rinse it away. This might take a few rounds, depending on the size of the stains you cleaned and how much cleanser you had to use.

You can let the area dry naturally, particularly if you’re cleaning on a hot day. Make sure that you hose off any plants or planting beds that are around the concrete patio and may have been sprayed with cleaner. Use a degreasing agent for oil, grease, or hydrocarbon stains. Alkaline cleaners, which are also called degreasers, can help you remove stains caused by oil, grease, or hydrocarbons.