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motor oil stain on bluestone

I was changing the oil on my snowblower, and spilled a 2 foot circle of dirty motor oil on my bluestone patio. Any suggestions on removing the stain? How about that sawdust stuff people use on garage floors? How long will it take rain and sun to remove?

Dear Roger:

The saw-dust idea might work. Rain and sun? They will work, too, but it all depends on how many rain you will have! It may take up to a few months.

If you're in a hurry you could try to poultice it out.


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Your only option is to hire a bona fide stone restoration contractor who will lightly grind (hone) and polish your stone.
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