How to Clean a Stone Patio Without a Power or Pressure Washer

Julien K., Hometalk Team
by Julien K., Hometalk Team
4 Materials
20 Minutes

It's been a long summer and if you have an outdoor patio made of stone, you know it had a lot of foot traffic. So, how do you give it that deep, down clean without a power or pressure washer? All it takes is a few on-hand ingredients and some elbow grease.

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Mixing baking soda and water

Step 1: Mix baking soda and water

Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a bucket or bowl of warm water (approximately 1 gallon of water).

Adding dish soap to the mixture

Step 2: Add dish soap

Add a few drops of dish soap. Mix all ingredients together.

Scrubbing in circular motions

Step 3: Scrub

Using a heavy duty soft bristle brush, pour small amounts of the mixture onto various areas of the stone patio, and begin scrubbing in circular motions.

Stone patio drying

Step 4: Dry

Let your wet stone patio dry naturally to reveal a much cleaner patio.

And you're done

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  • Christina Christina on Mar 16, 2019

    God love all of you with good knees! Go buy a long handled patio brush at the Home Dept. I think I paid less than $10.00 and it’s more than worth it.

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    • Christina Christina on Mar 16, 2019

      Hi Yvonne. The one I invested in has extremely tough and very sturdy bristles and will last through many, many years. Better to make a small investment and to not have to continually replace.

  • Pat Pat on May 17, 2019

    Tell me u did not pour peroxide over your stove burner......