1Before starting this job, check the weather to make sure it’s going to be a clear day. Remove any plants or furniture from the patio.
2The first step in cleaning and rejuvenating your paving is to remove any moss or weeds between the bricks using a hand trowel or wire brush. Brush away any debris with a sweeping brush.
3Then apply patio stain cleaner to the surface to remove any ingrained dirt in the slabs. Brush vigorously with a stiff brush. Leave on the cleaner for the time indicated in the manufacturer’s instructions.
4Then rinse down the area with a hose and brush. Alternatively hose down the area using a power washer.
5When the patio is clean, a Paving Seal should be applied to protect the patio from staining and weathering. This product will form a clear membrane that repels water, dirt, oil and fuel spills to prevent staining and reduce weather damage. The acrylic formulation gives a tough, durable finish enhancing and binding the surface inhibiting the growth of moss and lichen.
6Put disposable gloves on and then mix the seal per the manufacturer’s instructions. For best results apply the seal using a paint tray and either a long pile roller or masonry brush.
7Plan how you are going to apply the seal. Make sure that you have an exit point when you have finished the job – you don’t want to trap yourself in a corner! Apply an even coat of seal to ensure all surface irregularities are covered.
8Make sure the coating does not ‘pond’ in surface depressions. If it does just use a masonry brush to correct. Roll well into the surface and then redistribute any surplus material.
9Leave to dry for the length of time indicated in the manufacturer’s instructions.