Secrets to Successfully Removing Oil Stains from Concrete


Hey there, it's Justin from Forever Self-Employed. Today, we're diving deep into the world of concrete cleaning, specifically focusing on one of the most common challenges: oil stains. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out in the pressure washing business, this guide will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to tackle oil stains like a champ.

Choosing the Right Chemical

First things first, let's talk about the star of the show: the cleaning chemical. After trying out various options, we've found that Dynamite Degreaser reigns supreme for removing oil stains from concrete. This powerful solution gets the job done efficiently without damaging the surface.

Mixing Ratios and Application Methods

When it comes to mixing Dynamite Degreaser, we typically opt for a one-to-one mix ratio. However, the severity of the oil stain will dictate the concentration needed. Remember, you can always dilute the solution for milder stains to maximize cost-effectiveness.

As for application methods, we prefer using a pump-up sprayer for precision and control. Whether you choose downstream application or opt for a pump-up sprayer like us, be sure to label your equipment properly to avoid any mishaps.

Important Considerations

Before you start spraying away, there are a few crucial things to keep in mind:

  1. Avoid Mixing with Bleach: Dynamite Degreaser does not mix well with bleach. Mixing the two can result in a harmful chemical reaction, so steer clear of combining them at all costs.

  2. Adapt to Your Environment: Whether you're working with hot or cold water units, Dynamite Degreaser delivers excellent results. In our case, we use cold water units, but feel free to leverage hot water units if you have them available.

  3. Set Customer Expectations: It's essential to manage customer expectations upfront. While Dynamite Degreaser works wonders, it won't magically erase years of oil stains. Emphasize that your goal is to improve the appearance of the concrete, not achieve perfection.

The Cleaning Process in Action

To demonstrate the effectiveness of Dynamite Degreaser, we recently tackled a job at a gas station. With years of oil buildup and constant traffic, this location presented a significant challenge. However, by following our tried-and-true process, we were able to make a noticeable difference in the appearance of the concrete.

Final Thoughts

As you embark on your concrete cleaning journey, remember that consistency is key. Treatments may need to be repeated, especially in high-traffic areas, to achieve optimal results. By leveraging the right chemicals, equipment, and techniques, you can transform even the most stubborn oil stains into a thing of the past.

Thanks for tuning in to today's video! If you found this guide helpful, be sure to give it a thumbs up and leave a comment below with the word "oil" to let us know. And don't forget to take advantage of our limited-time offer: $100 off our How to Wash course. Check out the links in the description to learn more.

Until next time, keep hustling and chasing those clean concrete dreams!

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