Removing Stains from your Concrete Driveway

Concrete is a very popular choice of material for a driveway due to its aesthetic qualities and relative low-cost installation, however, it comes with a downside. Some concrete driveway owners find that the material is easily stained by a whole range of different substances that can be troublesome to remove. Fret not! From car oil to paint, the team here at Kings Driveways are always on hand to help you remove those pesky stains


Stubborn stains are almost as annoying as a decolouration of the surface. Although discoloured concrete doesn’t technically count as a stain, they are just as unsightly. Luckily, we’ve got a handy tip! Try scrubbing the discolouration with 1 cup of ammonia diluted in 3.7 litres of water. Ensure to hose the surface well when finished.

Baking Soda

Salt has the habit of staining a concrete surface very easily. In fact, sometimes it even eats away at the material! For a very effective way to remove this stubborn compound, sprinkle the build-ups with a generous handful of baking soda then simply add some sand to improve the traction.

Oven Cleaner

Driveways are perfect for carrying out DIY car cleaning and maintenance however the grease, oil and transmission fluid spills can add up over the years and your concrete driveway can end up looking tattered. For a quick-fix solution, spray the stains with oven cleaner, leave it to settle for 15 minutes then scrub with a stiff, sturdy brush. Some stains may require a section application. Following this, rinse the surface with a high-pressure hose.

Have you got any handy tricks for removing stains on a concrete driveway or surface? Get in touch with a member of the team at Kings Driveways! We always love hearing from our readers!