How to Clean Your Brick Patio: Step-By-Step Instructions

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by Devine Bros

For those of us who are lucky enough to have a backyard patio, you know how much of a luxury they are. They provide a place to enjoy the warm weather and soak up the sun, and they can also add visual appeal to your landscaping.

Many homeowners prefer brick patios instead of concrete because they are a more attractive option. While it certainly does have its benefits, they do have a big downside: maintenance.

Keeping your brick patio looking like new takes a little bit of time, but it doesn’t have to take a whole lot of effort. Just clean it every two months using these step-by-step instructions.

  1. Remove all furniture from the patio.

  2. Eliminate all weeds growing in the cracks by pulling them from the base to ensure they don’t quickly grow back. If you can’t access the base of the weed, use a chemical weed killer.

  3. Sweep away all leaves, grass, dirt, and other loose debris.

  4. Using a stiff-bristled brush, remove any visible stains from the patio. You can use a one-part bleach to ten-parts water cleaning solution to do this.

  5. After scrubbing away your stains, rinse the patio with a garden hose and allow to dry.

  6. If there are still unsightly stains, head to your local hardware store and purchase a stain remover. Make sure to by the one specially made for your surface type: stone, brick, flagstone, pavers, etc.

  7. Consider applying a masonry-grade sealcoat to your patio to help preserve its look and durability for years to come.

Sometimes, years and years of no maintenance will lead to the premature deterioration of your patio. If this happens to you, there is no amount of cleaning that will restore its brand-new look; your only option is to reinstall it. If you live in Norwalk, Connecticut or the surrounding area and are looking for high-quality masonry supplies at a reasonable price, look no further than Devine Bros. We have a wide variety of masonry and landscaping products available for pickup and delivery – visit our website to view our inventory or call us at (203) 866-4421.

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