This Is What We Recommend For Keeping Your Patio Clean And Beautiful

How to clean a patio using a scrubbing brush and cleanser

Learning how to clean a patio and maintain one isn’t hard. For the most part, all you need to do is sweep it and hose it off every so often.

Find out more below-

Before We Get A Patio

“We should learn more about them before we get one,” says Heather.

“I agree,” says John. “It doesn’t seem like there would be too much to know about patios. They’re stone, so cleaning and maintaining patios shouldn’t be hard. And we already know how much patios can cost.”

Heather nods. “Yep, but, still, it’d be nice to know for sure. I’m about to look it up on Google if you wanna stick around for a bit and learn.” John smiles. “I’d love to,” he says as he plops down on the couch next to Heather.

Here’s what the couple discovers:

How To Clean Paver Patios

Large paver patio

Cleaning paver patios involves sweeping them and hosing them down when they get dirty. You can also use a pressure washer. Use it at a lower setting so it’s more like pressure rinsing. For stains, you can use a deck brush and mild detergent.

How To Maintain Paver Patios

Large paver patio with gravel boundary

When you first get a paver patio it’s best to seal it using a paver sealer. This keeps them looking better for longer. If any damage happens you can replace the broken pavers. You may need to use weed killer if any pop up between the pavers. Polymeric sand between the pavers can help prevent this.

How To Clean Concrete Patios In 7 Steps

Concrete patio with toys and firepit
  1. Clear the patio
  2. Mix 1 cup baking soda with 2 cups of distilled white vinegar
  3. Slowly stir the mixture
  4. Spread the mixture over the concrete patio
  5. Let it sit for about half an hour
  6. Scrub using a long-handled, nylon-bristle brush
  7. Rinse with clean water

How To Maintain Concrete Patios

The maintenance for concrete patios is pretty much the same as paver patios. You’ll want to avoid using certain chemicals though. Some deicers, fertilizers, and household products can damage the concrete.

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“Wow, that’s really easy! We can definitely clean and maintain a patio,” says Heather happily. “Right?! Now we’re one step closer to buying a patio. I wonder what else we can find about patios on this blog,” wonders John.

More patio posts coming soon!

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