Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

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QCOULD you advise what would be the best thing to remove oil stains from the slabs on my drive as my son's car engine has leaked on it.

Valerie Croker AYOU need to get the oil off straight away using absorbent granules like cat litter. If the oil has settled you have a few options. In the first instance, just use washing-up liquid and hot water. Failing that, you can use a steam cleaner. If you still can't get the stain out, you need an emulsifying degreaser. This is brushed into the oil, left for the time suggested by the manufacturer, then washed away with clean water. But remember, most light stains will weather away in time.

QI LIVE in a terraced house with nine-inch brickwork. On the back wall, damp has come through the plaster. …

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