Cleaning Solutions for Brick Patios

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    Dish Soap

    • 1). Add a few squirts of non-ammonia dish soap to a bucket. Fill the bucket with hot water.

    • 2). Wet down the brick patio with water from the garden hose.

    • 3). Dip a stiff scrub brush into the bucket of cleaning solution. Scrub the patio thoroughly with the cleaning solution.

    • 4). Rinse the patio with plain water from the garden hose.

    Chlorine Bleach

    • 1). Fill a bucket with a bleach and water solution. Use 1 part chlorine bleach to 9 parts water.

    • 2). Dip a stiff scrub brush into the bucket of bleach solution. Scrub the patio briskly with solution. Allow it to sit on the patio for about 10 minutes.

    • 3). Rinse the patio with plain water from the garden hose.

    Trisodium Phosphate

    • 1). Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of hot water. Add ½ cup trisodium phosphate and ½ cup powdered laundry detergent. Allow the detergent to dissolve completely into the water.

    • 2). Wet down the patio with water from the garden hose. Scrub the brick patio with a stiff scrub brush and the cleaning solution. Allow it to sit on the patio for about 10 minutes.

    • 3). Rinse the patio with plain water from the garden hose.

    Muriatic Acid

    • 1). Mix a solution of 1 cup muriatic acid and 1 gallon water into a plastic bucket. Put the water into the container first and then add the acid.

    • 2). Dip a long-handled scrub brush into the bucket of acid solution. Scrub the patio thoroughly with the solution.

    • 3). Rinse the patio with water from the garden hose. Do not let the acid solution sit on any part of the surface for more than three minutes.

    • 4). Mix a solution of 1 cup household ammonia with 1 gallon of water in a clean bucket. Scrub the patio with a clean scrub brush and the ammonia solution to neutralize the acid.

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