5 tips to keep your patio clean

If you have hardscape elements in your outdoor space, such as a patio, concrete pavers, or stone, keeping them clean and free from grime and stains can be a tricky challenge.

Tip 1

Pressure-wash your surfaces. If your patio is particularly grimey, oily or stained a pressure washer is perfect to clean it. Be sure to use the appropriate pressure setting and nozzle for your hardscape to avoid causing damage. In many cases, soft-washing may be enough to get the surface clean.

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Tip 2

Clean up spills ASAP. If you spill something on your patio, clean it up as soon as possible. The longer a stain sits on your hardscape, the harder it will be to remove. A specific all purpose cleaner in dilution or a mild detergent and warm water to clean up spills, and rinse thoroughly.

Tip 3

Use the best cleaning products for masonry. When cleaning your hardscape, be sure to use products that are safe for your specific type of hardscape. Avoid using products that aren’t designed for the task at hand, which can damage the surface of your hardscape and cause discoloration. These water-based solutions offer professional-grade cleaning power in safe, easy-to-use formulations.

Tip 4

Ensure you brush regularly. Dirt and debris can build up on your patio over time, leading to stains and discoloration. To prevent this, sweeping or using a handheld blower helps keep the surface free of dirt, leaves, berries and other natural elements that can cause staining.

Tip 5

Seal the surface. One of the most efficient methods of preventing grime build up and stains is to use a protective treatment. A high-quality repellent is an easy way to protect your hardscape from water, salt, graffiti and other types of stains for years. These water-based solutions offer professional-grade protection that is easy and safe to apply.