When it comes to aesthetics, we often overlook our driveways.
But this is the first thing people see when driving past or visiting.
One of the biggest contributors to a dirty driveway is oil and grease discharged by your vehicles. Insects and other animal stains also contribute to creating unsightly stains.
Luckily, there are solutions for removing stains from your driveway. Through our years of experience, we’ve come across many cleaning products and these have been the best driveway cleaners available for consumers.
It’s very important to read the instructions before buying a driveway cleaner as there are some surfaces which will react with the chemicals causing damage to the surface.
Pressure Wash Cleaners
One of the best ways to get a clean driveway is by using a pressure washer.
But just a pressure washer alone is not enough. You need a good cleaner to help dissolve and lift oily stains from your driveway.
Using a pressure washer cleaner is great for removing dirt but for tough stains, you need a little help. 30 minutes before you use the pressure washer, pour a small amount of the driveaway cleaner or oil degreaser (see below) onto any oily stains. This will help dissolve the stain so when you use the pressure washer on that area, the oil will lift easily. For really tough stains, use a stiff bristle brush before blasting with the washer.
1) Zep Driveway and Concrete Cleaner
Zep is a popular driveway cleaner to use with a pressure washer.
The product is suitable for concrete, brick, asphalt and paving stones. In a concentrated form, Zep can also be used as a degreaser.
Try not to use this driveway cleaner near alkaline sensitive surfaces like paint, aluminum, chrome, etc as the chemicals will likely cause damage.
2) Krud Kutter Concrete and Driveway Cleaner
Another great product to use with your pressure washer is Krud Kutter Concrete and Driveway Cleaner.
The formula is biodegradable so you don’t have to worry about damaging surrounding plants or lawn.
3) Simple Green 18202 Concrete and Driveway Cleaner
Simple Green is a concentrate driveway cleaner without any harmful chemicals.
The cleaner works with your pressure washer to great that awesome “like new” look. Simple Green will require a degreaser for tougher stains.
As we mentioned above, just using a pressure washer isn’t enough to remove tough oily stains. For this, you need a degreaser to do the hard work beforehand.
These cleaners will remove protein-based stains, mold, mildew, bird droppings, pet waste stains, oil, and grease. Remember to read the product’s instructions for correct usage and best results.
Here are some of the best degreasers we have found.
4) ACT Microbial Concrete Cleaner
One of the most popular degreasers is ACT Microbial Concrete Cleaner.
It’s an eco-friendly cleaner safe to use around pets and children. Any runoff also won’t damage your plants or lawn.
Like ACT, Terminator-HSD is chemical-free and uses natural microbes to dissolve oil and other stains.
The product is safe to use around pets, kids, and won’t damage your garden.
6) Oil Eater Cleaner Degreaser
As the name suggests, Oil Eater gets to work dissolving even the toughest stains.
The solution is water-based and biodegradable making it safe to use around the home and in the garden. Oil Eater is non-corrosive which means you can use it on just about any surface including your carpets.
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