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Pour n Restore
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It's called "Pour and Restore".  The product claims it's an amazing formula that removes concrete oil stains.  Just pour it on, let it dry, and sweep it up.  We wanted to know...Does It Work.


"If your garage is looking more like an oil change garage, "Pour and Restore" claims to have the floor looking like new.


Manny Stadolnik:


�If it worked, it would be phenomenal."


Manny Stadolnik takes good car of her car, services it every 3,000 miles. But still, her garage floor takes a beating.




�This particular one was an accidental motor oil spill from a lawnmower.�


We asked Manny to test Pour and Restore concrete oil stain remover.



�The instructions and application are grossly inadequate.�


First off, Manny says the directions on the bottle only tell half the story.  She had to use the company's website to get the real deal.  The directions on the bottle say to pour directly onto the oil stain, allow it to dry up to 8 hours, then sweep it away!  Sounds easy enough right?



�According to the website, it says to use a v-groove trowel to spread it, no where on the bottle does it say that �


Manny followed the directions precisely leaving the remover on for 8 hours.




�So after you've done this you have to wait another several hours for concrete to dry before you can even determine if oil stain is removed.�


So Manny waits.




�I'm saying this is entirely too time consuming, I�d rather live with oil stains than go through this!�


Even with a fan blowing directly onto the stain, it didn't take several hours to dry like the bottle claimed.  Manny says it wasn't until the next day when the floor was finally dry. 




�They did warn you it could be a discoloration.�


And that's exactly what happened. The stain may have faded from a dark black into a dull brown, now her floor is a pasty white.




�It was supposed to restore it to the color of my concrete!�


Well, that didn't happen.  Manny is still stuck with those nasty oil stains and now a big white spot that won't go away.  She gives Pour n Restore 3 out of 12.


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