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cleaning a brick patio

How to Clean a Brick Patio

Learn how to easily clean a brick patio with these simple step by step instructions
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  • Broom or Leaf Blower
  • Power Washer or Scrubbing Brush


  • Borax
  • Vinegar
  • Oxygenated Bleach
  • Muriatic Acid
  • Polymeric Sand
  • Patio Paver Sealant


  • Move all your patio furniture and plants aside.
    preparing to clean a brick patio
  • Sweep debris and remove any weeds.
    weeds in a brick patio
  • Hose off any surface dirt.
    hosing surface dirt off a brick patio
  • Choose a chemical cleaning agent such as Borax,vinegar, or oxygen bleach to remove tough mildew stains.
  • Power wash or scrub by hand with a stiff wire brush.
    power washing a brick patio
  • Spray a salt and vinegar solution in the cracks to prevent further weed growth.
  • Lay down compacted polymeric sand to create a physical barrier to weed growth in the cracks.
    putting polymeric sand in cracks of brick patio
  • Seal your cleaned bricks with a low glosswater-based sealant



Video courtesy of Handyman Magazine.
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