How do I clean a brick paver patio that is discolored

by Deb29434253
There is some black discoloration and moss between th bricks
  18 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 13, 2017

    Use Wet and Forget

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    • Nathan Nathan on Sep 15, 2017

      HIGH pressure washer, you can get one at harbor freight for under a hundred dollars

  • Pat Pat on Sep 13, 2017

    Pressure washer

  • Peg Peg on Sep 13, 2017

    I believe pressure washing the tiles woodwork well.

  • Sig29222309 Sig29222309 on Sep 13, 2017

    I'd pressure wash it, but be careful. Start in an inconspicuous spot until you get the pressure right so you don't hurt your bricks or grout.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 13, 2017

    Power Wash it and when Dry - Seal it.......

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 13, 2017

    I would also power wash it. Check to see if sealing it would make it slippery if it gets wet before you do that.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Sep 13, 2017

    Definitely a pressure washer to clean it. If the moss is a problem, you can sprinkle salt or baking soda and then sweep it into the cracks to help prevent moss from growing again.

  • Bar4672460 Bar4672460 on Sep 14, 2017

    I think it's developed a beautiful aged "patina" and looks wonderful!

  • Pel29898810 Pel29898810 on Sep 15, 2017

    Pressure wash!

  • Nikki Nikki on Sep 15, 2017

    My dad helped me pressure wash my back deck. The walkway had stone with beautiful moss in the crevices. He cleaned it all out. It's taken 3 years for it to grow back.

  • Patricia Barnes Patricia Barnes on Sep 15, 2017

    Yes, pressure wash. I have done this many times. Some areas will be super stained so a water and bleach solution can e sprayed on these areas. Let sit for about 10 minutes then pressure wash again. It works beautifully.

  • Ali Kay Ali Kay on Sep 15, 2017

    pressure washer

  • Kaye Kaye on Sep 16, 2017

    You can rent a pressure washer if you don't happen to own one. I also suggest a little bleach applied/let soak and power wash should be good as new.

  • Debra Lopez Debra Lopez on Sep 16, 2017

    I just cleaned my entire patio which had black and green mold with a pressure washer and no chemicals. The result was amazing. I did not realize how stained the cement and brick work. Try it it works ! And really no elbow grease!

  • Dr.8014962 Dr.8014962 on Sep 16, 2017

    Try pressure cleaning. Another option is mildew remover that I buy in Publix under their name. Good luck!

  • Dr.8014962 Dr.8014962 on Sep 16, 2017

    I use this same mildew remover in my shower stall. Clorox ($1.00 in Dollar Tree) would probably wirk.

  • FlCEZ FlCEZ on Sep 17, 2017

    I only use a high power hose nozzle, which I bought at Home Depot. I don't remember what I paid; but i know it was very inexpensive.

    Just attach to your garden hose and spray away, but be cautious if you have a screened area near by, as it will put a hole in your screening. So much easier for me to handle than a power washer.

  • Lil31912282 Lil31912282 on Dec 06, 2017

    I scrubbed with salt and vinegar, sprinkling salt on tough patches and vegetation (strong moldy growth). Adding 1 cup vinegar to 2 litres water. Scrub the surface. Rinse of with hose before it dries. Repeat for stubborn spots.