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How Do I Remove Petrol Stains From My Driveway?

How Do I Remove Petrol Stains From My Driveway

The battle against stains is never-ending; red wine stains on a cream carpet, grass stains on a white shirt, and pen stains on freshly painted walls – wherever there is a surface that you want to keep immaculate, there is the potential for staining. 

The surface of your driveway is no different, only you can’t throw out a driveway like you can a stained t-shirt beyond saving. Patching up a driveway is a lot more expensive than a trip to the store for a new shirt, making stain removal even more important. 

One of the key causes of concern for a driveway is petrol staining – a liquid that has the potential to destroy even the most beautiful of driveways. So, what’s the answer to the question: how do I remove petrol stains from my driveway?

Let’s explore the four steps of petrol stain removal and see what you can do to lower the maintenance of your driveway… once and for all!

Step One: Quick Removal

For your best chances at stain removal, the best tip is to tackle the stain as soon as you notice it. This is the case no matter the stain, be it petrol, oil, or paint! Always approach petrol carefully and wear protective clothing.

Step Two: Soak up the Liquid

If there is a lot of petrol on your driveway, then the best next step is to use something to soak up the liquid. Cat litter, or a similar material is ideal, but you can use most absorbent materials, like cloths.

Make sure the material is fully removed from the driveways after it has done its job and dispose of it properly.  

How Do I Remove Petrol Stains From My Driveway

In some instances, you may need to purchase a stronger stain remover from the store and use a power washer to tackle the stain. A common stain remover for petrol is trisodium phosphate, which is great for stubborn stains

Step Three: Try Soap and Water

Soap and water is a versatile cleaning combination and should do the trick on the petrol stain if it’s fresh. Just apply the mixture and wash it away after a few minutes.

If the combination doesn’t work, then you may need to purchase a stronger stain remover from the store and use a power washer to tackle the stain. A common stain remover for petrol is trisodium phosphate, which is great for stubborn stains. 

Step Four: Re-Seal the Surface 

The final step is to reseal the surface of the driveway once the surface is dry. This normally needs to be done for driveways made from concrete, asphalt, and brick. Reapplying the seal will help to keep your driveway protected. 

What Other Common Maintenance Does a Driveway Require?

Stain removal is only one area of driveway maintenance that most driveways constructed from concrete and ashpalt need doing on a regular basis. For a driveway that retains its aesthetic appeal for as long as possible, you need to make sure that you:

•    Clean the driveway surface on a regular basis
•    Remove weeds from any cracks
•    Address surface damage quickly
•    Sweep the surface of the driveway regularly
•    Re-apply the protective seal after repairs or every couple of years

Sadly, driveways don’t maintain themselves, but you can lower your maintenance requirements with the right driveway surface…

How Do I Remove Petrol Stains From My Driveway

Tired of repairing, weeding, and resealing your driveway? We have the ultimate solution at Home Logic with a driveway that is quick to install and expertly designed to accentuate the beauty of your home

Is There a Way to Lower Maintenance Needs Long-Term?

Concrete cracks and ashpalt melts – leaving you with some pretty major maintenance work during the lifetime of your driveway. 

One way to dodge the hefty requirements to constantly maintain your driveway, is to install a driveway that almost looks after itself – a resin bound driveway.

Constructed from a resin and aggregate mixture that is applied to a concrete or ashpalt subbase, a resin bound driveway helps you to avoid all the common driveway problems, like cracking, water pooling, and weeding (the dreaded problem with a gravel driveway). 

The strong surface of the resin looks fantastic, and serves multiple practical purposes, from the lowering of maintenance, to unrivalled longevity. With resin bound material, you get excellent driveway drainage, high customisation, and a durable surface, all rolled up into one package. 

Resin Bound Driveways - Form And Functionality Combined

Tired of repairing, weeding, and resealing your driveway? We have the ultimate solution at Home Logic with a driveway that is quick to install, and expertly designed to accentuate the beauty of your home. 

If you’re ready to say goodbye to surfacing materials that let you down, and say hello to a driveway designed to last instead, call our team today on 0800 1700 636, or click the button below, for advice on all aspects of your driveway transformation!