All exterior fittings are subject to inclement weather. Therefore, although they are resistant and require little maintenance, decking and their finishes take a hit and we don’t always know which maintenance products to use on the different coverings to remove dirt while ensuring their durability and watertightness. Here are the ecological tips for cleaning your patio. Never again spend all your money on a Karcher or other pressure washer! Grab your push broom and use the following tips to clean all surfaces. No bleach needed!
To clean your wooden terrace
Even if the composite wood or exotic natural wood used is rot-resistant, cleaning with a brush with lukewarm water with the addition of Marseille soap or black soap is often necessary. You can also make the wood sober by diluting percarbonate or soda in hot water (about 30g/L). Apply the resulting solution to the wooden decking with a brush. Leave on for about twenty minutes and then rinse with water.
To clean your concrete patio
Avoid the use of an acidic cleaning agent (white vinegar, lemon juice…) for the life of this terrace. A little multi-purpose sodium bicarbonate or black soap diluted in water can clean the pavement. To prevent stains and mold on the patio floor, dilute 2 tablespoons of percarbonate of soda per liter of hot water, then scrub each patio tile vigorously with a broom. To remove moss and dirt between the outdoor patio slabs, you can add basil essential oil to your bucket of soapy water.
For a tiled terrace or natural stone terrace
Scrub your patio vigorously with soda crystals, black soap or Marseille soap added to water. If the joints are dirty, mix one part baking soda to one part lukewarm water, possibly lemon juice for whiteness and rub in!