Driveways are one of the busiest areas of a home, as they are used all year round, day in, day out. Whether they are hosts to cars, vans, motorhomes or caravans, they will inevitably become contaminated with either dirt, petrol, or oil stains – and sometimes, even all three! These contaminations will not only make driveways look unclean, affecting the overall appearance and kerb appeal of a home, but they can also become a slip risk.
However, by using Thompson’s Oil and Drive Cleaner, designed to remove stubborn stains with ease, you can get your drive looking new in a matter of hours.
Before applying Thompson’s Oil and Drive Cleaner, the driveway needs to be scrubbed with a stiff bristle brush. After this, you can then apply the cleaner. For general cleaning, pour 1Ltr of cleaner into a 5Ltr bucket, and fill the bucket up with water. Then use a stiff bristle brush to clean the whole area.
For more stubborn stains, apply the cleaner directly onto the oil, grease or petrol stains. Using a stiff bristle brush work the cleaner into the stain. Then leave the cleaner to do its job – leave it for five minutes on tarmac or 20 minutes if it has been applied to concrete or stone. This will break down the stain and help to get rid of the mark, returning the driveway to its original appearance.
The final step is to hose down the area where the cleaner has been applied, ensuring any remaining suds are removed. After you have followed these steps, your driveway will look good as new and is ready for immediate use.