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Cleaning Sandstone?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Cleaning Sandstone? Reply with quote

I got a lovely Indian sandstone paving put in 2 years ago with the bad weather we have had over the last couple of months it has gone very dull and dirty looking. Is there any specialist cleaning fluid I need for Indian sandstone or stuff I can buy in a hardware shop for it. What to bring it back to its former glory.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a good blasting with a powerwasher will sort it and no chemicals Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or scrub it with a weak solution of Domestos.

You can also buy a sealing coat from stone suppliers which is supposed to stop the sandstone going green and manky. I've no experience of the sealing coating though. Domestos works!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a sandstone cleaning product you can get that is quite effective. But be careful as it has bleach in it. Not the most pleasant stuff but works well. Just scrub in with yard-brush, leave for about 20min and wash off. Its just called Sandstone cleaner, comes in a 5lt bottle for around €20ish. Were in Dublin are you? I know the patio center in Cabinteely definitely has it , but in general most good patio centers should have it.
P.S. Be careful with that power washer on your joints, if your pointing is anyway soft it can damage it!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in north Dublin whats the name of it thanks might try it out if all else fails
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The product is simply called sandstone cleaner, I know they have it in Cabinteely Patio Centre, cos I got some there only two mounts ago, If your on the North Side, you could try Balgriffin Patio Centre they are also very good!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or go to Aldi and buy Domestos.

"Just a tad" cheaper. Smile
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