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Paving - when and what to clean it with?


 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Paving - when and what to clean it with? Reply with quote

hi,

I would like to know the best time of the year to clean paving and also what is the best product to do this? Don't need the hassle of powerhosing so keen to know if there is a spray that can be applied and then left to do the hard work?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diluted household bleach is the best and cheapest.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What impact would that have on the grass around the path?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use very hot water and flash with a long handled scrubbing brush, takes a bit of elbow grease then I wash off with garden hose, do not use powerwasher as it leaves streaks . you can also seal the patio with a type of wht........... ill get back to you cant think of name off hand Think its callled Patio sealer available fromm all good hardwore stores. I bought mine in Woodies.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any heard or used Red Label for cleaning paving?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No matter what Detergent you use your still going to have to Hose it off...and Elbow grease is still needed with other products...I powerwash twice a Year around the entire House including Timber Patios and Paving Slabs and I see an instant Improvement with no streaks...if you take your time.

There is no easy simple solution and at the end of the Day the results will be determined by the effort you put into it...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brendankearns wrote:
What impact would that have on the grass around the path?



If it does not kill the Grass it will leave it discolored for quite a while
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try armillatox. Its a 100% natural and biodegradable garden detergent. Cleans paving, removes moss and mould and wont harm your lawn
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try armillatox. Its a 100% natural and biodegradable garden detergent. Cleans paving, removes moss and mould and wont harm your lawn
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