creosote spills on yorkshire stain slabs


Postby Steph » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:12 pm

Any tips on how to remove creosote spills from a path of old yorkshire stone slabs. Have tried armillatox (because I happened to have some) with no effect!
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Postby rosebery » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:08 pm

Well armillatox is a pesticide!!!

First are you sure that it is creosote? Stuff has been banned since 1998 by the EU (bless 'em) for all except certain professional users. Its tough to shift if it is so it would be as well to know if it definately is.

If it is try oil patch remover and /or a good blast with a pressure washer.

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Postby Steph » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:16 pm

Thanks Rosebery
You're right - it's creosote substitute not creosote. White spirit helped - with a lot of scrubbing. Will need a lot more work.
By the way, armillatox is not a pesticide, it's a disinfectant/cleaner. A bit like Jeyes Fluid only more so. It can be used to disinfect soil from e.g. rose black spot. It is also recommended as a cleaner for patios, paths, etc.
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Postby rosebery » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:01 pm

"Armillatox is a powerful yet environmentally friendly herbicide, fungicide and insecticide made from natural ingredients which can also protect against ..." So says their website.

BTW by miraculous sleight of hand they decided in 2003 to change its classification to soap based outdoor cleaner to avoid pesticide regulations.

Its still a pesticide as far as I'm concerned LoL.

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