HOW TO CLEAN A PATIO

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NEW YEAR. NEW YOU.

This New Year is all about setting goals and making big changes.

Start by cleaning up the right way starting from the outside working inwards. That’s why cleaning the patio is the best way to ease into the New Year clean up!

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**

Safety:

  • 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:

Cleaning Concrete or Stone Patios

Step 1

Move furniture, plants and other items away from the patio. This will allow you to work without any obstructions.

Step 2

Use a sweeping brush to sweep away any dirt, leaves and anything on the surface of the floor.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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**

Step 5

Leave on for a few minutes. You should see the solution work within minutes.

Step 6

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.

**PLEASE COMPLETE A PATCH TEST ON ALL THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE USAGE, APC PURE DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USAGE OF THE ABOVE PRODUCTS**

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “HOW TO CLEAN A PATIO

  1. Why does one have to use DISTILLED water with hypochlorite? Is that because one has to pay more for distilled water than for tap water?

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    1. Hi Ushi,

      When diluting chemicals, it is recommended to use Distilled Water because unlike tap water, it is free of impurities and anything else that would cause the chemical to degrade.

      For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Best Regards
      APC Pure

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