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How to remove oil from paving stones?

How to remove fat stains from concrete, how to remove oil from the paving stones? These questions often turn into a headache because the answer is not easy. Concrete is the basic material for most walkways, driveways and patios everywhere. No wonder concrete is often exposed to grease stains from food, vehicles and other sources.

Whether the grease stain is on the patio, in the kitchen, outdoors or on a barbecue, or on a driveway or side walk, proper cleaning and removal of the grease stain is important for the good look of concrete surfaces. It will also help keep concrete surfaces functional and clean for as long as possible.

The sooner the grease stain on the concrete can be removed, the easier it will be. However, there are also options for removing grease stains that have been present for an extended period of time.

Whether the grease stains on your concrete surfaces are mild or heavy, spotty or large, removing them is easy with the right products.

In the case of local fat stains, two innovative products  that have recently gained great popularity due to their effectiveness. Conlix and Conlix-BIO . In the case of more embedded grease stains, the Conlix liquid is the most effective, and the more delicate stains can be safely removed with the Conlix-Bio liquid.

How to remove oil from paving stones? How to remove grease stains from the concrete surface?

Delicate grease stains from concrete surfaces are quite a simple task for Conlix-Bio fluid, which has been specially designed to remove grease layers, and in addition to grease, it will also remove oil, fat, tire marks and scratches.

Conlix-Bio is a noteworthy product for removing grease stains due to its composition, this solvent does not contain harsh caustic acids and other solvents commonly used in other industrial degreasers, making it an effective and environmentally appropriate choice for homeowners, property owners and facility managers.

Before applying the cleaner / degreaser, there are two easy preparation steps. First, make sure people, vehicles, property, and other surfaces adjacent to the concrete are protected from product residual, splashes,vapours, or wind drift.

The liquids for removing grease from concrete Conlix and Conlix-Bio should be applied in appropriate weather conditions. Make sure to apply the product when the temperature is above freezing to avoid damaging the concrete. Ideally, the product is applied when the surface temperature exceeds 10 degrees C. If the concrete surface has recently been exposed to freezing temperatures, wait for the concrete to warm up by the sun’s rays before applying the product.

Conlix-Bio solvent / degreaser can be applied with a brush or mop, low pressure sprayer or pressure washer.

Conlix solvent / degreaser is diluted with water and the degree of dilution depends on the degree of soiling. Additional information and instructions can be found in the product manual.

After applying the solution, scrub the surface vigorously. Finally, rinse the surface with water to remove the residual of the product.

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For intensive grease stains on concrete patios, side walks or driveways, a special wrap may be required.

Since the wrap acts by blending into the substrate and then drawing the stain out as it dries, it’s best to make sure the stain and surface are dry before applying the poultice. The dry surface will optimize the absorption capacity of the wrap and its effectiveness.

Wrap products are often described as having a pancake consistency that you pour directly over the grease stains. Then, as the wrap dries, it draws the residue out of the concrete. After the compress is completely dry, simply sweep it away and dispose of it.

It often happens that after removing the compress, the surface stained with grease should be washed with a liquid for removing grease stains from concrete. An oil and grease stain remover such as Conlix or Conlix-Bio is exceptionally easy to apply as it does not require additional equipment, putty,  or plastic coating. It is enough to pour the liquid on the fat stain and then wash it off with the liquid itself by using water. The final choice between a compress or a fluid is of course yours.

In most cases, one application of a degreaser to remove oil and grease will also remove the deposited grease stains from the concrete. However, some heavy grease stains on concrete may require to repeat the application several times.

When the compresses dry, cracks appear on them. This is perfectly normal. A network of cracks on the entire surface of the compress is a signal that the compress is completely dry. Then it is safe to use a broom or a stiff bristle brush and dustpan to sweep the dried wrap. As mentioned above, you will probably also need to treat the stain with one of our Conlix or Conlix-Bio liquids. Only liquids of this type will keep the concrete in good shape.

For stains smaller than 2 meter square of grease-stained concrete, 1 litre of Conlix should suffice. The product is also available in a 20 litre canister that can clean up to 40 metre square. Of course, the stains are not equal. It sometimes happens that 1 litre of concrete fat stain remover is enough for ten metre square.

Conlix cleaner / degreaser and Conlix-Bio concrete stain remover are sold through our website Conlix.pl. If you are looking for professional advice on how to remove grease stains or oil stains from concrete, call us at +44 7599 410185. We are waiting for your call!