How to Remove Old Oil Stains from Pavers

How to Remove Old Oil Stains from Pavers

Pavers and patios can easily fall victim to oil and grease stains, be that from a leaking car, or perhaps from your bbq. Whatever the cause of the oil stains, the porous nature of natural stone and concrete means the oil can deeply penetrate the substrate, making it really difficult to remove the staining.

Newer stains may be tackled more easily with a household product solution of washing up liquid and water, but for those really stubborn, old stains, you will require a specialist cleaning product that is designed to be tough on uncompromising oil and grease stains.

How to remove stubborn oil stains from patios and pavers

As we said, the best way to remove old oil and grease stains from concrete, stone patios and pavers is to use a specialist product such as GK Oil Out. This expertly designed, oil-ingesting formula is perfect for removing unsightly petroleum-based oil and grease stains as its super concentrated formula actually pushes oil out from deep within the pores of the substrate.

Not only that, it removes contamination without leaving any residue behind, facilitating the clean up process. GK Oil Out has a pH of approximately 7, neutral, so it maintains a balanced composition and the runoff will not harm your surrounding garden, making it ideal for use on patios, driveways and decking.

How to use GK Oil Out

Our oil stain cleaning solution is extremely easy to use and can remove tough oil and grease stains in 3 simple steps. The product comes ready-to-use so you do not have to dilute the formula whatsoever.

The coverage is around 4-6m2 per litre (depending on the porosity of the surface).

Before application, make sure to shake the container vigorously for optimal performance. We always recommend conducting an initial test on a small, hidden portion of the substrate to confirm final results meet your satisfaction.

1. Apply a saturated coat to the affected area using a garden sprayer, or apply directly on to the substrate if you do not have access to a sprayer.

2. Leave the product to work for up to 1 hour depending on the severity of the staining.

3. Remove the formula from the surface by rinsing it away with hot water or a jet wash.

You can repeat this process if your staining is extra stubborn until the area is free of all contamination.

Which surfaces is GK Oil Out safe to use on?

GK Oil Out is excellent on porous surfaces such as paviours, slabs, drives, pathways and patios. Due to its gentle composition, it can be used on natural or sensitive surfaces such as granite and marble, and you can even use GK Oil Out on wood such as timber and decking.

What are the benefits of using GK Oil Out on oil and grease stains?

  • Works quickly and efficiently, providing fast and effective results in as little as an hour. 
  • Will not damage natural or sensitive surfaces such as marble or granite, making it a safe option for various materials.
  • A non-caustic solution that provides powerful cleaning without any harsh effects on the environment.
  • Easy to rinse away with water for a simple clean up process.
  • Features a barely perceptible odour that ensures a more pleasant user experience.
  • With a pH of virtually 7 (neutral), it maintains a balanced composition. 

What should I do once the pavers are clean?

Once you have treated your surface with the GK Oil Out then you can look at using a stone sealer that should help to protect the surface against future spills and messes. We recommend using GK Invisible Stone Sealer.


To effectively remove old oil stains from pavers, patios and driveways then use a specialist oil removing product such as GK Oil Out. The oil-ingesting formula is specially designed to push the oil and grease out from deep within the substrate’s pores so you can target even the toughest, most stubborn stains.