DIY Guide To Driveway Cleaning

DIY Guide To Driveway Cleaning

14th June 2021

DIY Guide To Driveway Cleaning

??th June 2021

Everyone is aware that the first impression of your home is the driveway, but cleaning the driveway has never fit into your busy schedule. Finally, you found time, but not before there is plenty of dirt, moss, Oil spills, grease stains, and paint stains on the driveway.

If you don’t know where to start, continue reading this article, and we shall guide you with the proper DIY method using simple items found at home to get that driveway beautifully cleaned.

Directions for Cleaning the Driveway:

Whether your driveway is made of concrete or asphalt, over time, it gathers debris and becomes pretty dirty. Although it has a tough exterior, the texture of the surface has plenty of crevices for mud, moss, and other materials to accumulate. Unsealed concrete can easily absorb liquids leading to staining patches. 

Fortunately, cleaning it yourself is made very easy here with a few necessary tools and items. How to clean your asphalt hardscape and concrete driveway is explained for you to DIY.

Removing Dirt and leaves.

Before deep cleaning your hardscape, first cover the Oil spills, grease stains and paint stains on the driveway with cat litter, baking soda, sawdust, and other absorbent materials and leave it overnight. 

The following day, using a broom with strong bristles, sweep all the dirt, dead leaves, absorbents, and debris from the crevices and cracks, applying pressure to slacken the dirt. 

Removing the patches.

To remove stains and patches from oil, grass, leaves, grease, bird droppings, etc., try one of these methods:

Baking Soda: Scatter baking soda on the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes; then, with a stiff bristles brush, scrub the area and rinse it with a garden hose.

Kitty Litter: it is best for damp stains. You have to use clay-based kitty litter on the stain and let it soak overnight. The next morning, scoop it up and then rinse the area.

Coca-Cola: Pour at least 2 cans of soda on the stain and leave it overnight. The next day, clean the stain using a cleaning cloth.

Laundry Detergent: pour the solution of powder laundry detergent and little water over the patch. Clean with the mixture using a stiff bristle brush and leave it for 30 minutes, after which you can rinse the spot with water.

Pressure Washing

A pressure washer is a great way to clean the asphalt driveway or concrete driveway. If you don’t have one, it is available for rent from any local home improvement store. Start by treating your driveway with a gentle detergent and not using any harsh chemicals, and let it soak into your driveway. Using a back-and-forth motion, pressure wash the entire area. The detergent helps loosen any caked-on mud or dirt.


As far as possible, we recommend using biodegradable absorbent and products available in stores for manual cleaning or power washing of concrete and asphalt driveways including sidewalks, and walkways. It not only improves the looks but is also non-corrosive, non-degrading, and is safe for lawns and plants. Regular cleaning of driveways can help maintain the property’s curb appeal and durability of your driveway. Asphalt or concrete, if you don’t want a stain, then consider sealing it with a professional sealant. Just Clean Property Care are known for affordable yet professional cleaning services, contact us for the best driveway cleaning services in Manchester.