How to Clean a Patio

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Supplies

BEFORE

Prep

Remove any furniture, debris, or gravel from the patio area prior to pressure washing. Remove anything that may be hanging on or leaning against the fence.

Apply a degreaser or an all-purpose cleaner on any stains or grease spots and let sit for 10 minutes

 

Pressure Washing a Concrete Patio

Visualize your space in sections that are about 8 sq ft. Begin in one corner of those sections and work horizontally, one section at a time. Depending on the age and weathering of your concrete you may find areas with loose gravel or concrete chunks. Be careful around these areas, debris may fly up and damage items or buildings around you. This makes it important to go very slowly over each section.

This pattern is the result of improper turbo nozzle use 

NOZZLE MARKS

Hold the nozzle tip 12 inches from the surface and engage your trigger. Make sure to keep your lance and turbo nozzle straight up and down to avoid uneven pressure. To ensure the correct posture put your hose over your shoulder and hold the spray gun upright, pulling the trigger with your thumb. Rock back and forth on the balls of your feet to control your speed and angle. You’ll know you are going too quickly or unevenly if you see lines or streaks.

POSITION STANCE

Maintenance

Pressure washing a concrete patio can be done as maintenance once a year, every other year, or even seasonally depending on the climate and the amount of traffic the area gets.

AFTER

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Watch a full-length how-to video on our YouTube channel.

 

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