How To Remove Grease Stain From Deck - June 14th 2017


How To Remove Grease Stain From Deck

Q. I hope you get this before Father’s Day due to the embarrassing experience my Dad had last Father’s Day. The whole family was sitting around the picnic table waiting for him to cook the burgers on the barbeque.  Then it happened! Dad was doing fine until he decided to be fancy and put the burgers, onions, mushrooms, bacon and all on a tray, very pretty but in his excitement he tipped the whole works onto the newly finished wood deck. What a mess! The oil and grease stains are still very obvious. Do you have some suggestions for cleaning the deck?  It would be nice to get it cleaned up for him for Fathers Day.


Sally Anne, North Delta



A. I wish you would have asked for information sooner as the oil and grease has by now penetrated into the wood fibres. I am going to suggest a product you have heard me talk about many times on my AskShell.com blog. That product is Shell Busey’s Home Cleaning Formula. What you will need to do is make a poultice with the cleaning formula to extract the oil and grease stain following these instructions:

1. You will need to do this on a cloudy day or in the evening.

2. Mix the SBHCF 4 lids full to 3 gallons of hot water.

3. Use an old bath towel (one that you will throw away when finished)

4. Wet the stained area with the mixed up formula.

5. Saturate the towel with the remaining mixture.

6. Spread the soaked towel out on top of the stain.

7. Pour any remaining formula over the towel drenching it down.

8. Place a piece of poly plastic over the towel so it does not dry out.

9. Allow to sit for 12 hours or overnight. Remove the poly and towel, scrub with a broom or scrub brush and rinse well with hose.

Rona Tsawwassen has my Cleaning formula on sale for $9.99 per bottle.

Special note: You could always give your Dad a bottle of SBHCF for Father’s Day, for his next cleaning project. The same directions will clean automotive oils from concrete.