Do you remember what your patio looked like when it was first laid? Undoubtably a lot better than it does now!
Monday 12th August 2019
Do you remember what your patio looked like when it was first laid? Undoubtably a lot better than it does now! Don’t fret - it’s easier than you might think to get it looking good as new (or at least nearly new).
Step 1 - Remove weeds
Weeds crop up in almost every patio - usually in the joins between each paving slab. Generally the weeds grow as a result of the compound filler or cement between the paving stones degrading, allowing room for the weeds to sprout. There is no quick way to remove weeds from the patio - just put on a pair of gloves and walk around the patio pulling weeds as you go.
To keep the weeds away use a product like Roundup Weed Killer, which is especially designed to be used on surfaces like tarmac and paving stone, and is non corrosive to paved areas. Always follow the manufacturers instructions.
Step 2 - Prepare the surface with a cleaning solution
A heavier duty product which can be used for the same purpose is Red Label. This product is, however, very caustic which may be damaging to some specific types of slabs. Check manufacturers instructions before use.
Once you have cleaned the patio from one edge to the other then use a lower pressure setting to rinse away all the remaining puddles of mud, dirt and grime.
Kellys have a wide range of pressure washers available here and here.
That’s it! Following these 5 steps should result in a drastic improvement in how your patio looks!
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