Everyone enjoys a nice-looking patio or driveway. Sleek and clean pavement can increase the value of any property, commercial or residential. This is one reason why proper pavement care and upkeep is so important. Part of maintaining beautiful pavement is stain control and protection. When stains start to appear on pavement of any sort, they must be dealt with accordingly. Proper stain removal is essential in order to protect the pavement and its quality. Not only do stains need to be cleaned according to their type, they need to be cleaned fast.
Continue reading to learn some effective stain removal tips for pavements, sidewalks, patios, driveways, and more.
Poor drainage plus ample shade is the perfect combination for mold and moss growth. Paving located near flood zones or swampy areas can easily fall victim to moss stains and mess. In order to get rid of moss stains, one must first get rid of the moss. To do this, simple boil a large amount of water and pour it over the moss-infected areas. Once the moss is removed, the stains can be addressed.
Moss stains are unfortunately very difficult to remove, and in some circumstances, permanent. However, if caught soon enough, a little household remedy might do the trick. Simply mix white vinegar and water together and saturate the stains, allowing it to soak in for 20 to 30 minutes. Once thoroughly soaked, use a strong-bristled brush to scrub the stains away. Use any leftover solution to further soak and scrub the stained pavement. It may take a few tries before achieving desired results.
When we BBQ or store equipment on our patios and other pavements, fat, oil, and grease stains are bound to happen. Fat from grilling can seep through permeable pavement, which can be an even bigger feat to clean. To get rid of unwanted grease spots, fat deposits, and oil stains on pavement, simply pour dish washing liquid over the stains and scrub them with a broom or strong-bristled brush.
Use clean water from a hose or bucket to rinse and wash way any excess residues. This may not remove deep set-in grease stains, but it will certainly fade them and remove the most recent ones with ease. If this doesn’t work, use a mixture of “Plaster of Paris”, water, and a teaspoon of dish-washing liquid, and then apply the sticky substance to the stains. Allow it to dry, and then rinse clean. The “Plaster of Paris” absorbs the soaked in fat deposits!
Everyone has seen them before; in parking lots, driveways, and even sidewalks. Tire marks from cars, trucks, and bikes are obnoxious and unsightly. Tire markings and stains can significantly reduce the aesthetic value of a commercial or residential property. It is in the owner’s best interest to remove tire marks and stains, and prevent them from occurring in the future.
When removing rubber stains and tire marks, never use a chemical solution. This can be very dangerous and detrimental to the pavement itself. It will only melt the rubber more and cause it to spread. Instead, to remove tire stains, simply covered the stains with rock salt. Use a liberal amount of rock sock when removing rubber tire stains on pavement. Once covered, brush the stains clean. The friction of the salt will peel the rubber away from the pavement like magic!
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