You are going to love this science-based D-I-Y cleaning solution for your concrete patio.

Updated: Jul 16


By ALEXIS ROCHESTER


A popular post during summer is always our DIY Concrete Patio Cleaner.


It works great for patios, sidewalks and even garage concrete. It also eliminates the need for a pressure washer.


The ingredients are cheap and simple to put together too, so you can make this anytime.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup baking soda

1/8 cup dishwashing liquid

1 cup hydrogen peroxide

1 gallon of water

Directions:

To one gallon of water, add in the baking soda, dish washing liquid and peroxide.


Make sure patio is swept clean and free from debris. If there seems to be things

stuck on, be sure to spray the patio down too.


With a large scrub broom or scrub brush, apply the solution to the concrete and scrub back and forth, side to side.


Make sure all concrete is saturated, allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse.

The best thing about this solution, is you don’t need to pressure wash it. Regular patio concrete (that is not sealed) is very porous, so this DIY solution gets deep into the concrete, allowing it to get clean.


You don’t need to pressure wash, just rinse with a regular hose at the end!


Check out our before and after pictures here.

Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.