19 Nov Shift-It Patio and Driveway Cleaner
It is true to say that a well-maintained patio/driveway will not only be a focal point to your property but looking vibrant as it can do will add value to your property as well. Cleaning your property can be very time consuming and hard work. Getting out your jet wash machine and slowly moving around the patio/driveway cleaning it as best as you can with that machine. I’m sure you’d rather spend your weekends enjoying your family and entertaining friends on your newly cleaned patio. With the warmer weather approaching and barbecue season nearly upon us, there’s no better time to turn that dull and dirty patio into a place to happily spend more time outside. Here is how we would explain how to clean and seal your driveway and patio.
Check the surface area of what is about to be cleaned taking close attention to weeds and lichen. You can then assess the cleaning product that will best achieve your result of a beautiful patio/driveway. This is where our Shift-It Patio and Driveway Cleaner. It has a combination of chemicals to remove the most stubborn of stains, mould and algae and almost remove the top skin of dirt and fungi. It is a very simple and easy product to use.
The Process Of Cleaning With Shift-It Patio and Driveway Cleaner
Dilute Shift-It Patio and Driveway Cleaner with water to a maximum of: – 1 part Shift-It Cleaner to 5 parts cold clean water
These 5 litres of Shift-It Patio and Driveway Cleaner concentrate will treat approximately 125 square metres
Always test a small area before use to ensure compatibility and that the finish is acceptable. The surface should be clean.
Remove loose dirt, moss, and other debris from the surface to be treated.
Do not use in wet weather or when rain is imminent.
Apply Shift-It Patio and Driveway Cleaner to a damp (not wet) surface with a soft brush or medium pile roller.
Clean brushes, rollers immediately after use with soapy water.
Leave for 24 hours before lightly pressure washing the area with cold clean water.
To keep the jet wash concentrating on the substrate make sure you have a whirlybird attachment. It will save a lot of time, effort and keep all around clean and dry including yourself.
Keep pets away until surface is fully dry
Remember, if it is blocks you have just cleaned then you will need to replace the sand between the joints. This is generally dried kiln sand bought from a builder’s merchant or D.I.Y store.
Once this process is done and cleaned then the next job is to protect the cleaned surface from the problems mentioned above. I will be adding several blogs bespoke to individual substrates to understand and apply the relevant sealer that substrate (Natural Stone. Indian Stone. Block Paving, Man-Made paving, Slate and Granite. Brick and Stone) needed to be used.
They are available on our website www.swiss-seal.co.uk.
REMEMBER THERE ARE OPTIONS TO ADD COLOUR TO MOST OF THE ABOVE MATERIALS IF THEY ARE FADING AND LIFELESS