Power Washing Your Brick Patio

Cleaning your brick patio is essential for preserving its appearance and durability. Sweep regularly, and hose off the surface as needed. Remove weeds and trim back plants so they don’t obstruct the bricks. Be careful when power washing your brick patio, as improper technique could damage the bricks. Keep the nozzle away from drains or other openings that could be damaged by high-pressure water.

Use a Low-Pressure Spray Pattern

Brick is a popular material for outdoor patios and walkways because of its rich look and classic charm. However, over time dirt, grime and even moss can cause your brick to become discolored and unattractive. Luckily, using the right cleaning products and a power washer can restore your patio to its former glory!

Power Washing Your Brick Patio

Power Washing Your Brick Patio

Before beginning the cleaning process, thoroughly soak the surface of your brick patio. This will create a barrier between the detergent and the porous brick, making it easier to clean without damaging the surface.

Start at the top of your patio and work downwards. This will help to avoid streaking from dirt that tends to collect in certain areas over time.

Using your power washer, apply the cleaning solution to the brick surface in small sections. Allow the solution to sit for a few minutes, or as instructed by the manufacturer of your cleaning product. Be careful not to point your nozzle at any drains or other openings on the brick, as this could damage them.

Soak the Surface

Brick patios are a popular choice for homeowners as they add a touch of elegance to the backyard. But over time, they can become dirty and discolored. Power washing is an effective way to get rid of dirt and grime from a brick surface without damaging the bricks. But there are a few things to keep in mind when cleaning your patio with a power washer.

Start by soaking the surface with regular water. This will create a protective barrier against the detergent and prevent it from being absorbed into the bricks. Next, scrub the surface with a brush to remove any dirt and debris that has built up. Once you’re finished, rinse the patio with clean water to ensure that all traces of soap are removed.

Lastly, make sure to avoid using a power washer around drains or other openings in the brick patio. The high pressure from the power washer could damage them.

Apply Detergent

If you’re using a power washer to clean your brick patio, start by applying a detergent and letting it soak in for about five minutes. Some products require longer waiting periods, so follow the instructions on your product to ensure you’re removing dirt, but not damaging your patio’s surface.

Power Washing Your Brick Patio

Power Washing Your Brick Patio

For tougher stains, use a mixture of Borax and water (or oxygen bleach and water) to scrub the area. Remember to wear cleaning gloves, protect your skin and eyes, and dilute any harsh chemicals you’re using.

Using a power washer to remove moss, mildew, and other stains from your brick patio is a quick and easy way to restore its appearance. Just be sure to use low-pressure pressure and a nozzle that doesn’t damage the bricks. When you’re done, rinse the surface thoroughly with a garden hose and soapy water. This will ensure that no soap residue is left behind and prevent sand from becoming trapped between the bricks.


Brick patios can become dull and dirty over time, but cleaning them is easy with a power washer. If you don’t have a power washer, you can use a garden hose at normal pressure to clean the patio. Before you start pressure washing, remove any furniture or planters from the area, and trim back weeds and other overgrowth that could get swept away by the water.

Prepare the power washer by adding detergent to the tank and adjusting the nozzle to low pressure. Spray the patio and let the detergent soak into the surface for a few minutes to loosen dirt. It is important to work in small sections, and to avoid using too much pressure or applying the detergent too close to the surface of the bricks, as this can damage them.

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