Cleaning the patio may take a small amount of effort but not only is it simple to do – it also makes a big difference to the way your home looks and feels.
This blog also works with treating the following on your patio: Algae, Lichen & Moss.
**PLEASE COMPLETE A PATCH TEST ON ALL THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE USAGE, APC PURE DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USAGE OF THE ABOVE PRODUCTS**
- Protective clothing such as gloves, googles and boots should be worn at all times when handling chemicals.
- Before you start, it’s a good idea to carry out a patch test on a small part of the patio to determine the effect of the chemical and if you may need to add more water to your chosen patio and size.
- Always store chemicals out of reach of pets and children.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Sweeping Brush
- Sodium Hypochlorite 14%
- Distilled Water
- Stiff-bristled brush
CLEANING CONCRETE OR STONE PATIOS
Move furniture, plants and other items away from the patio. This will allow you to work without any obstructions.
Use a sweeping brush to sweep away any dirt, leaves and anything on the surface of the floor.
Dilute the Sodium Hypochlorite 14% in a bucket with 6 parts Distilled Water.
**Please make a note to add the Sodium Hypochlorite 14% to the Distilled Water not the other way around**
Using a mop, apply the solution by dipping the mop into the bucket and letting any excess solution drip off. Rub your mop over a small area and work in small sections so you can cover as much of the floor with the solution as possible.
Using a stiff-bristled brush, scrub the floor in gentle and circular motions to lift the stains. **Please note – make sure to do this gentle and in small sections to avoid discolouring or damaging your floor**
Leave on for a few minutes. You should see the solution work within minutes.
Using a power washer, begin to take the solution off. Continue until all the solution is gone from the patio. If you don’t have a power washer, use a bucket and add water and rinse by pouring the water.
NOTE: BEFORE USING ANY OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED PLEASE READ ANY SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS TO THIS PRODUCT BEFORE USAGE.
PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE A PATCH TEST.
APC Pure does not accept any responsibility, this is a guide only.
Will run off affect the garden?