How to remove stains from your patio

We get asked this question by so many of our customers... You quite often find that if people are investing in some new patio garden furniture, then they've just had a new patio built or they are trying to tidy up an existing patio.

But trust me when I say, nothing can spoil a patio like an unsightly stain. Be it splashes of grease from the BBQ or a glass of red wine knocked over by a friend at that summer party. It could even be Mother Nature's fault.

However, depending on the material your patio is constructed from, and the type of stain, will depend on the best way to clean you patio...

So with that in mind, we've scoured the internet and pulled together some great 'How To' videos that specifically look at different cleaning methods for the UK's popular patio materials:

Natural Stone Patio

First up is this excellent video from Aqua Force shows you how the professionals do it with specialist power washing equipment:

Most of the Hire Tool companies have these rotary flat surface cleaners for hire and you're only looking at around £60 to hire over the weekend!

Concrete Patio

In this video from Seal Green, they provide some simple tips on how to remove mould and mildew from concrete.

Their mould and mildew cleaner, safely removes aggressive fungi and organic stains from any concrete surface as well as further strengthening the concretes weak points.

Their cleaners are biodegradable (safe for the environment) non-corrosive (safe for your home) and emit little to no odour! And this video shows how straightforward the application of their product is:

 

Brick Patio

The method used to clean oil stains of a brick patio/driveway in this video is pretty crazy, but it works.

Whilst this video from AsktheBuilder.com shows the more conventional way of using a little oxygenated bleach to make quick work of brick patio cleaning.

Home Work With Hank is another great source for tips and tricks when it comes to handling hardscape, landscape, and any other outdoor do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around your home.

Here they look at cleaning Brick and Stone, providing tips on how to choose the right cleaner for your brick and stone and demonstrating the most effective way to clean off those grimy and dirty bricks and stones!

 

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