Asked on May 11, 2017

How do I clean pavers stained by a hose, trellis &dirt laying on them?

Swi33574647Ralph BrunjesJoanie


HELP! These pavers were hosed down last night but the stain is still there, I had purchased trellis's and they were laying there for about 2 weeks until I could get to them. I'm not sure if just power washing would do it. Is there a solution that can be used that would not be harmful? The hose was laying there as well.
14 answers
  • Becky Sikora
    on May 11, 2017

    Power washing should remove it. You could also use deck wash. Read the label before use and follow instructions.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 11, 2017

    There are concrete stain removers available at Home Improvement stores for you situation.
  • Annie Douglas
    on May 11, 2017

    Carefully power wash then there is a product called Wet & Forget that might help with mildew. Put polomeric sand in the seams it helps to keep the weeds from growing.
  • Joan
    on May 11, 2017

    Power wash should take care of it. I do it to my weathered concrete patio and it looks like brand new.
  • Nancy Wilson
    on May 11, 2017

    Try this on a small area.......a mixture of vinegar, baking soda and Dawn (1cup, 2 tbsp, a few drops) applied with a scrub brush. This will not hurt the concrete or stone and should remove the stain. And you don't have to rent a power washer. Just hose off the patio and you're good to go!
  • Diane Blank
    on May 11, 2017

    I usually just clean it with a solution of professional strength bleach and water. Spray it on dampened bricks, let it sit for 5 minutes, scrub the surface with a stiff broom or brush than rinse with water. I have also used granulated OxiClean mixed with warm water and used the scrub brush. Both are quite inexpensive and have worked well for me (I live in Florida and also have mold on the bricks after a warm, wet summer).
  • Archie
    on May 11, 2017

    Turn them over, unless they are grouted in. Most are just lying on the ground with dirt in between.
  • Bj Blyth
    on May 11, 2017

    You could mix 1 part Tide detergent with 5 parts water and use with a power washer. It worked on my siding. 😁
  • Diane
    on May 11, 2017

    Power wash...yours is not that bad, you won't need any solutions/chemicals...I live in Florida and have to do my pavers several times a year...make sure you weat sunglasses, as things can shoot up!
  • 512181
    on May 11, 2017

    I have used the Olympic deck cleaner with good results. However, a solution of bleach and water should work too.
  • Nancy Cantrell Pack
    on May 11, 2017

    We use bleach and a power washer.
  • Joanie
    on May 11, 2017

    A lady named Janet, above, mentioned the concrete paver cleaner they sell at Home Depot......I've read it on here......I would ask around or look on the reviews on line and see the results. I always use bleach and water.......
  • Ralph Brunjes
    on May 11, 2017

    Power washing , BUT you may have to put fresh silver sand down in between the papers.
  • Swi33574647
    on Jun 13, 2018

    Did you powerwash?
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