It seems as if we are constantly cleaning things outdoors. Your windows, patio furniture, and siding are all perfectly clean, but the one job you haven’t done yet is right on the tip of your nose, or rather, under your feet.
That’s right! Your patio paving probably needs some cleaning up! You might just want to take your pressure washer to it, but that can hurt the pavement by damaging the mortar or spraying the sand out of your sand joints, which means you’ll need to repack the sand into the cracks. The best way to clean your outdoor patio is simply following these directions.
You will need:
- Good-sized bucket
- Long-handled brush/broom with short, stiff bristles
- Ultra-concentrated oxygen bleach (NOT chlorine bleach)
First, you will need to sweep off the area you’ll be cleaning. Remove any weeds and moss growing between paver cracks. Follow the directions on the container of ultra-concentrated oxygen bleach and stir in instructed amount of bleach powder and warm water in the large bucket.
Next, pour the solution onto the paver. Let the solution sit the correct amount of time (noted on the oxygen bleach container). After the designated time, scrub the area with the broom or brush. Lastly, rinse off the paver with the garden hose.
That’s how to clean your patio pavers without hurting the mortar or sand joints.