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£1.20 Tesco spray removes oil from driveways 'overnight' – and it's not baking soda


Oil stains on driveways, paving and patios are difficult to remove as they get absorbed quickly.

Luckily, Mrs Hinch fans have shared their go-to method for removing oil from driveways – and it’s not baking soda.

Fans of cleaning sensation and influencer Mrs Hinch suggested using Elbow Grease to remove the stubborn stains.

Cleaning enthusiasts shared the simple hack on the Facebook group, ‘Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips’, after Angela Burton posted: “Help. My son’s car dropped oil all over my block paved drive. What can I get it off with? Tried jet wash but did same.”

Angela’s post was inundated with more than 30 comments from fellow cleaning enthusiasts with Elbow Grease, which costs as little as £1.20 from Tesco, being the main solution to the problem.

Elbow Grease also costs £1.25 from Asda and Savers and claims to be “the truly fantastic No.1 Degreaser for use all around the home”, according to the website.

Melissa Howells said: “I used Elbow Grease spray and left it on and it worked great.”

Janet Whitworth agreed and wrote: “Elbow Grease spray. Leave to soak then pressure wash.”

Sarah Bellfield commented: “Spray Elbow Grease. Heavily scrub in and leave overnight.

“Pour over with warm water, spray heavily again, scrub, and jet wash. All mine came up.”

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included using washing powder, brake cleaner, cat litter, sand and Fairy Liquid.

Chloé Kirwan said: “My husband’s car does this a lot. We used washing powder, followed by The Pink Stuff and jet-washed it. Had to do it a couple of times. But it’s worked.”

Elly Barrett commented: “Spray with brake cleaner and cover with sand or cat litter to soak it up. You’ll need to give it a few goes, but it does disappear.”

Samantha Day replied: “Fairy washing up liquid, sand and a brush!”

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