Resin Driveway Cleaning: Removing Cement/Concrete Stains, Oil Spills, Mineral Stains

We’ve already addressed that keeping optimum maintenance of a resin driveway or any other resin surface does not really require you to be a rocket scientist.

Now, we’ll address a few more tips and tricks on how to maintain your resin driveway clean in order to provide it a longer lifespan.

How to clean cement/concrete marks

It’s important to learn that cement or concrete marks can be very easily removed from a resin driveway with careful use of diluted hydrochloric acid or a proprietary cement remover, and all this should be immediately followed by thorough rinsing with clean water for the best results.

A crucial issue to remember is the fact that if a lime-based aggregate is used, the acid will most likely dissolve this as well.

How to clean oil spills from resin driveways

The resin driveways can end up having all kinds of oil and grease marks, and you should definitely take maximum care in order to avoid this – spillages or oil and greasy chemicals should definitely be avoided as much as possible.

Any pillages should be cleaned immediately because this will boost the chances for better results. After that, you will have to flush the surface with water.

Oil spillages can be washed away by rainfall, but this does not occur regularly.

On the other hand, the surface can be washed with a mixture of warm water and a mild household detergent.

This should be allowed to penetrate the stained surface for 10 minutes and then sprayed down with a jet wash.

How to remove mineral stains

As you probably know by now, resin driveways are made up of natural dried aggregates.

There may be present some naturally occurring iron pyrites. If the staining occurs, oxalic acid will be the most effective method to remove the stains.

This is readily available, and the acid solution should be washed off with cold water after use.