How to Clean a Spade with Motor Oil


How to Clean a Spade with Motor Oil

Phil McCann, our gardening expert, shows us his favourite way to clean a spade by using just a bucket of sand and motor oil. Take a look at the video to learn about Phil’s speed cleaning technique which uses minimal effort and is a low cost solution to keeping your garden tools clean and ready for action..


After a hard day digging, it is important that you clean your spade. With just a wire brush like this, give it a clean off. All that dried soil gone and that is great.

But one step better than that is to get yourself a bucket of sand and some old engine oil. Add just a few drops in like that. Then chop your spade in there. And that will stop any metal from rusting, keeping it nice and clean while you hang it in your shed, and that is ready for action the next time you need it..