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In the doghouse

I messed up and put a greasy cooking grid on some cement pavers on our semi-new patio and it left a stain that doesn't come up with a close range power washer. Needless to say, I'm upset. My wife is upset as well. Very.

I've googled a couple things, but all I can see is industrial, parking lot cleaner for oil stains. Can anyone help me?

Thanks!

LBGE since June 2012

Omaha, NE

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,457
    edited April 2014
    With it being grease I would try a poultice of acetone and comet with bleach. Make a paste to the thickness of peanut butter, apply to stain, cover airtight with plastic and tape down and check back in 12hrs.
    If your pavers are dyed abort this mission because it will also remove the color of the pavers.

    Can your pavers be flipped and still have the same finish?

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  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 402
    Pavers are gray, but I don't think they are flippable. I may try your acetone/bleach mix on a different spot to see if it bleaches the cement. Otherwise, I'm still open to inputs. Thanks, Mattman!

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

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  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 2,109
    Call the Realtor....
    Greensboro North Carolina
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  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 767
    Another lesson learned for us all.

    Like a new car, it will get dinged.
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,161
    edited April 2014
    i learned from an old neighbor that if i get oil on the driveway to scrub it with gasoline

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  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 418
    THere is a product called Bartenders Friend. I use it to clean anything and everything. It pulled two year old rust stains out of granite countertops. Mix it into a paste and leave it on the stain. No promises but the stuff is made from the tears of virgins and unicorn horns. Most hardware stores sell it as does bed bath and beyond

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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 471
    Dawn takes grease out of your way.  I'd throw that on it and let it sit.

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  • calracefancalracefan Posts: 495
    Try a driveway cleaner like SuperClean.
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
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  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 679
    Get rid of her... it will save you years of hassle down the road     :))
    Beaufort, SC
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,132
    Bartenders Friend.  
    I assume you mean Barkeeper's Friend? Never tried it on pavers, but it sure does a great job on my stainless and copper cookware.

    To the OP, have you tried kitty litter? Just lay it on thick and leave it for a few days. Maybe scrub with a heavy brush. Not perfect, most likely, but it should help some.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 418
    Yes! barkeepers friend. You can let it sit till the paste dries, then wash it off.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,251
    Another product that will lift the grease out is called Oil-Dri sold in automotive stores. It is very fine and draws out and attaches the molecules of oil and grease. Let it set dry and let it work by itself 24 hours or more. At least it is not a chemical like others suggested here which probably will mess with the color. One of my cars a few years ago was a diesel which had a minor but very annoying oil pan leak which could never be fixed. If you know anything about diesels the oil is very black! Oil-Dri did wonders on cleaning up my garage floor. It isn't like brand new concrete, but what a difference it made!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,215
    The pavers are probably very porous. You'll need to change them out. It's not a surface problem.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,116
    Carolina Q said:  To the OP, have you tried kitty litter? Just lay it on thick and leave it for a few days. Maybe scrub with a heavy brush. Not perfect, most likely, but it should help some.
    This.  It will "suck" grease out of other porous surfaces like pavers.  
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  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 402
    Much obliged to everyone! Thanks for the tips

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 770
    Oil everything else to match!
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,491
    Can you just replace a couple of pavers, or are they set in mortar? Might want to seal for the future.
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 974
    If it's porous, it will fade. Maybe some boiling water will help. I find the best remedy is a vodka tonic. :)
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  • StidrvrStidrvr Posts: 48
    Easy fix, just get some Simple Green (biodegradable degreaser), spray in on the stain. Use full strength and let it sit for a bit, spray again, and use a scrub brush, let sit again and then come back with pressure washer. Stain gone!
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  • bo_mullbo_mull Posts: 315
    edited April 2014
    Cover it with a BBQ mat.That will give you a place to lay greasy grids from now on.

    Cleveland, TN.

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  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,068
    can you take pics? I used some stuff to clean my deck. It also works for concrete and other surfaces. Maybe you can use some sort of chemical. But is may remove the stain on your pavers as well. 

    post pics so we can see. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Reisterstown, MD
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  • NsdexterNsdexter Posts: 144
    Have you tried something like 409? Or an orange style cleaner ?
    HFX NS
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,821
    Stidrvr said:
    Easy fix, just get some Simple Green (biodegradable degreaser), spray in on the stain. Use full strength and let it sit for a bit, spray again, and use a scrub brush, let sit again and then come back with pressure washer. Stain gone!
    I like this stuff for small stains on concrete pavers, it seems to get into the pores. Takes a bit but has always worked on synthetic, petroleum and organic based oils. 
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,745
    Dawn Power Dissolver and a scrub brush.  Soak it good and scrub.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
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  • HiitesHiites Posts: 26

    As one of the previous posters said, use kitty litter. The only thing I do different is I sprinkle it on and then step on it and twist my foot. Basically grind it in, then sweep it off.  Works great!

     

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  • NervousDadNervousDad Posts: 301
    Boiling hot water w/ oxyclean and a shop vac worked for the stain I had on my patio. I dumped boiling oxy clean water and put my shop vac directly over the spot to try to suck it out to the pores after is sat for a few minutes.. 


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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 845
    +1 on Simple Green
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  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    The weather will take care of it.

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  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 3,230
    Get a rug....
    Thanks,

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  • There is a product we sell made by Alliance called Oil and Grease remover. It's made for paver and natural stone. Stuff works great. Here's a link to it:  http://www.alliancegator.com/2011/gator-oil-and-grease-cleaner/

    Had a similar situation with a customer last year and it worked for him.

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