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There’s nothing worse than when your new driveway is looking spick and span, for a tiny oil spillage from your car or van to come out of nowhere.

Sometimes this oil leakage can’t be helped. It may be due to the season, a recent service or a problem with your car that could have just happened as you’ve parked up on your new driveway – Nightmare!

However, at J Lowther & Sons, we’re no strangers to this problem and have tackled the problem head-on before – we’re not going to let a nasty oil slick spoil our hard work!

So without further ado, here’s our simple guide on how to remove oil from your driveway, returning it to its pristine condition!


If it’s good enough for C-3PO, it’s good enough for your driveway! The multi-purpose solvent is listed has over 2,000 uses and removing oil from your driveway is certainly one of them.

The great thing about WD40 is that although it is chemical-based, no harm will be done to the surface of your driveway.

The most important thing to remember when it comes to removing oil from your driveway with WD40 is to soak up as much of the oil before applying the WD40. This can be done with some kitchen towel or anything else you may have to hand that has soaking capabilities.

Then follow these steps:

  • Apply WD40 to the entire oil stain and leave for five to ten minutes. Then wipe up with a multi-purpose cloth.
  • Grab that Fairy Liquid! Apply to any remaining oil stain, pour on the hot water and scrub with a wire brush or sponge scourer.
  • Use freshly-boiled water to rinse the remaining area
  • Repeat if necessary, but we’re sure it’ll be a case of the first time will be the charm!

And there you have it, our quick guide on how to remove oil from your driveway. Should you have any further problems or find this method doesn’t quite do the job, call us on 01925 394 813 or visit our site here and we’ll be more than happy to help!

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