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Article by Michael A / October 3rd, 2022

How to clean patio pavers at home

Patio pavers can be an expensive investment, but when they’re looking dirty and grimy, they can bring down the whole look of your house.

Over the years, the rain, sun, and dirt can take their toll on your pavers, making them look dull and faded, or they can quickly be overgrown with weeds and moss.

Luckily, you don’t have to replace them when they look worn. Generally, a good cleaning is often all that’s needed to make them look as good as new. And you don’t need to call a professional to clean your pavers every time they look worse for wear. If you choose the proper method, with some elbow grease and the right products, you can easily clean your patio pavers yourself.

So, if you’re wondering how to clean patio pavers, read on for our top tips. 

What is the best thing to clean pavers with?

You can use several options, depending on how dirty they are and what products you have on hand. Often, you’ll want to use a combination of methods as part of a regular maintenance routine to keep your pavers looking their best at all times.

Here are some of the most common choices:

  • Power washer. This one is ideal for a more heavy-duty deep clean and is perfect for removing tough dirt, grime, and stains built up over time. Make sure you check that your pavers are suitable for power washing before you start and that you take care to follow the proper instructions, so you don’t damage them.
  • Broom and hose. For less intensive cleaning that you can do weekly, you can sweep your patio pavers with a broom to remove loose dirt and debris. Then, use your hose on the jet setting to blast away any remaining dirt. If you have tough stains, scrub them with a stiff brush before hosing them down.
  • Mild detergent and water. If your pavers aren’t too dirty, this can be a quick and easy way to clean them without any fancy equipment. Mix some mild dish soap with water in a bucket to create suds, then use a brush or a sponge to scrub the surface of the pavers. If your pavers are textured or have intricate designs, this cleaning method can be gentler than a power washer.
  • Vinegar and water. This is an excellent option if you’re looking for a more natural way to clean your pavers. Vinegar is known for its cleaning properties, and you can use it as a household cleaner on a variety of surfaces. Plus, it’s more eco-friendly than other cleaning options since you’re not using harsh chemicals. 

To clean your pavers with vinegar, mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a bucket, let it sit on the pavers for an hour so that the vinegar has time to work, then scrub the surface with a brush or a sponge. Make sure you choose white vinegar for household cleaning, as other types of vinegar can stain.

  • Baking soda and water. This is another natural cleaning method that’s gentle and effective. Baking soda is a mild abrasive that can help to break down dirt, grime, and stains and leave your pavers looking shiny and new. Mix equal parts baking soda and water to make a paste, then apply it to the surface of the pavers and scrub with a brush or a sponge.
  • Commercial paver cleaner. You can also find commercial cleaners designed specifically for patio pavers at your local home improvement store. These are usually more concentrated and effective than household cleaners, so they’re ideal for tough dirt and grime. You can even find eco-friendly options such as Simple Green that will get the job done but are still gentle on the environment. 

To find the best paver cleaner for your needs, it’s a good idea to read the labels and directions carefully to ensure you’re using the product correctly and that it’s safe for your particular type of pavers. You may also want to test it out on a small area first to ensure there’s no adverse reaction.

Now that you know what to use to clean your patio pavers, let’s get into how to actually do it.

How do you clean dirty outdoor pavers?

Once you’ve chosen the right cleaner for the job, it’s time to get down to business and start cleaning those pavers.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sweep or brush the surface of the pavers regularly to remove any dirt or debris. This is especially important if you have a lot of trees nearby, as leaves and other organic matter can stain the surface of the pavers if you don’t remove them promptly.
  2. Wet the surface of the pavers with a hose. This will help to loosen any surface dirt, grime, or stains.
  3. Apply your chosen cleaner. Once the pavers are wet, apply the cleaner and let it sit for the recommended time.
  4. Scrub the surface of the pavers. Use a stiff bristle brush or a sponge to work the cleaner into the dirt and grime.
  5. Rinse off the cleaner with your hose on the jet setting.
  6. Remove the weeds and grass that grow in between the cracks of the pavers. You can use a small knife or a weeding tool to gently remove them, being careful not to damage the pavers in the process.

If you want your pavers to look like new all the time, it’s essential to make sure that you establish a regular cleaning and maintenance routine. This doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, but if you make it a habit and avoid letting dirt and grime build-up, it will go a long way in keeping your pavers looking new all year round.

How can I make my pavers look new again?

Regular cleaning will go a long way to keeping your pavers in good shape, but if they look a little worse for wear, there are a few other things you can do to make them shine.

  • Apply a sealer to the pavers. This will help to protect them from dirt, grime, and stains in the future. Let the sealer dry completely before using the patio again. Sealers typically last for one to three years, so you’ll only need to do this once in a while. You can often easily see if the sealer needs to be reapplied, but make sure you check the instructions on the particular product you’re using. The instructions will also tell you how many coats you need to apply.
  • Repair the grout lines. Over time, the grout used to fill the cracks between the pavers can crack or crumble. You can use a small knife to remove the old grout, then apply new grout to the cracks and let it dry.
  • Replace any damaged pavers. If you have any pavers that are cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged, you’ll want to replace them so that your patio looks its best. You can find replacement pavers at your local home improvement store, and it’s always a good idea to have a few extras on hand in case you need them in the future.

By making sure that you regularly clean your pavers and perform these repairs or maintenance as needed, you can keep your patio looking new.

Should you power wash pavers?

When your pavers haven’t received any love and care for a long time, and the dirt, grime, and stains have built up to the point where regular cleaning isn’t doing the trick anymore, you may need to resort to power washing.

Make sure you try a regular cleaner first, but if it isn’t enough, power washing is a more intense cleaning method that can blast away even the most stubborn stains. However, it’s essential to use caution when power washing pavers, as you can damage them if you’re not careful.

If you decide to power wash your pavers, test the pressure on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure that you will not damage them. Always start with the lowest pressure setting and work your way up as needed. The ideal pressure range is generally between approximately 1000 to 1500 psi. 

It’s also important to hold the power washer wand at the proper distance from the pavers. If you hold it too close, you can etch or damage the surface of the pavers. If you hold it too far away, the dirt and grime may not be completely removed. The ideal distance is usually around a foot away from the pavers.

Make sure you use the correct type of nozzle. A wide-angle stream will ensure that there isn’t too much force applied to any area, which can help prevent damage. And by using wide, sweeping motions, you can also avoid any etching or damage to the pavers.

If you follow these tips, power washing can be an effective way to clean your pavers and make them look new again. Just be sure to use caution and go slowly until you get a feel for how much pressure you need to apply.

And there you have it. Following these simple tips and ensuring you regularly clean and repair your pavers as part of your outdoor home maintenance can help prolong their lifespan and keep them looking new.

A well-maintained patio will add value to your home, increasing its curb appeal, and making it more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell. 

And who doesn’t love a beautiful patio to enjoy during the warmer months? A nice patio in good condition can be the perfect spot for hosting barbecues or outdoor parties if you enjoy entertaining.

So make sure you don’t neglect your patio, especially in the fall and winter months. With a little bit of regular care and attention, you can enjoy your patio in perfect shape for years to come.

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