How to Remove Mud Stains From Concrete

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Things You'll Need

  • Push broom

  • Powdered detergent

  • Bucket


A pressure washer can effortlessly lift stubborn stains from concrete if you have one available. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

Add 1 cup white vinegar to the soapy water if there appear to be rust stains from minerals in the mud.

A little dirt can become a big problem when water gets involved. Mud sticks to shoes and paws and can get all over everything. When mud is fresh it spreads easily, making a small mess into a big one quickly. By the times it dries up, it leaves an unsightly dirty stain. If mud gets onto concrete it can mar the appearance; fortunately, it's easy to remove.

Step 1

Sweep away as much of the mud as possible. Dried mud can be swept away with a push broom; wet mud can be scooped up with paper towels.

Step 2

Add a scoop of powdered laundry or dishwasher detergent to a bucket of water.

Step 3

Pour the soapy water onto the area to soak it.

Step 4

Scrub the area with a push broom to remove the stain. Use more of the soapy water as needed to keep the area damp.

Step 5

Rinse the area with clean water.


Melynda Sorrels

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.