How to Clean a Concrete Patio

From the regular foot traffic to mildew and grime to severe weather, there are many elements that, over time, can take a real toll on the looks and well-being of your concrete patio. 

From the team at Ambrosio Landscape Solutions, here are a few steps to help your concrete patio shine again: 

1. Remove furniture.

Any furniture, decor, or items sitting on or around your patio should be relocated first to avoid them getting damaged or in your way. 

2. Get rid of dirt and debris.

Grab a broom, vacuum, or blower and get rid of all that loose dirt and debris that sits on your patio’s surface. If there are any cracks and weeds have grown through, take some time to sit down and remove those as well. 

3. Spot and treat serious stains.

Identify areas of your concrete patio with noticeable stains that a quick rinse won’t be able to pick up. A general method to help remove stains is to use a liquid laundry detergent and water – pour the soap right on the spot and use a stiff brush to scrub the entire surface. Then, rinse and dry. Repeat as necessary. 

If you’re struggling with a grease or oil stain, try sprinkling sawdust, cornstarch, or baking soda on the stain to absorb the spill. Then create a cleaning paste by combining baking soda with a bit of water, rub it, and let it sit for up to an hour. Finish by washing away the remaining solution. 

If you have rust stains on your concrete patio, white vinegar may be able to help. Spray the vinegar onto the stain and let it sit for up to an hour. Next, scrub with a stiff brush and rinse away. 

4. Pressure wash. 

If you’re still struggling with stains, consider using a pressure washer, also referred to as a power washer. The intense stream of water helps lift stains; just be very careful and take all the necessary safety precautions to protect yourself, your patio, and your home.  

5. Consider repairs and replacements.

If your concrete patio has seen better days and thorough cleaning isn’t saving it, consider speaking with a professional about getting repairs done or a full replacement; the sooner, the better before it gets worse!


Contact Ambrosio Landscape Solutions to learn more about our property maintenance services! 

If you want to ensure your property looks great all year long, our team is ready to help. The experts at Ambrosio Landscape Solutions will work with you to ensure your property looks and functions its best, so you and your family can enjoy outdoor living like never before. Contact us today or give us a call at (203) 762-5167.

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