7 Remedies to Clean Concrete Patio Without A Pressure Washer

Clean Concrete Patio Without A Pressure Washer

A pressure washer is a very useful tool for cleaning concrete patios, walls, or roofs. But, if your pressure washer is broken then you can use home remedies to clean your concrete patio or wall. 

It’s true that a pressure washer is a very satisfying tool but also very expensive. So, we will show you different ways to keep your concrete patio clean without a pressure washer. If you regularly clean your concrete, you can prevent them from being dirty.

7 Useful Remedies to Clean Concrete Patio

  1. Vinegar
  2. Bleach
  3. Baking Soda
  4. Lemon Juice
  5. Soap and Water
  6. Muriatic Acid
  7. Trisodium Phosphate


Vinegar is safe to use on concrete patios. It is actually a natural cleaner that can be used at your home. It is very useful to remove stains from any surface. 

To make the remedy you have to mix white vinegar with the water equally. If the stains are hard to remove, use vinegar more than water.


Bleach is available in powder & liquid. It works well to remove dirt from the concrete patio. But, it is an extremely dangerous chemical. Be alert while using it and keep children away from this.

Remedy: Use protective gloves before making the remedies. Mix the bleach with water in a 5:1 ratio and put it into a spray bottle. Spray directly to the surface and wait 10 minutes before cleaning. Dry the concrete patio properly if you use bleach.

NB: Bleach only should use in serious situations.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a natural and environment-friendly chemical powder that is used for cleaning concrete patios. Mix ½ cup of baking soda into a gallon of water for the remedy. You can add a few (⅛ cup) dish detergents to make the remedy stronger. Now, pour it into a spray machine.

Lemon Juice

Lemon has citric acid that helps to remove stains from the concrete. If you have a lemon tree in your garden, go & bring a few lemons. Then squeeze out them into a bottle. But, if you don’t have one, you can purchase it from the store.

Soap and Water

You can use your mild soap to make your concrete cleaner. Mix water with the soap, and dish detergent to create the remedy. Now, put the remedy into a spray bottle.

Muriatic Acid

If you see the stains will be tough to be cleaned, then use muriatic acid. It is a powerful remedy to remove any stains from the concrete surface. Please wear chemical-resistant gloves if you decide to use this chemical.

Trisodium Phosphate

Trisodium Phosphate is also very effective to remove stains from the concrete patio. Mix water with the trisodium phosphate. You can buy trisodium phosphate from any home improvement store. After mixing properly, pour it into a spray bottle.

Clean Concrete Patio Without A Pressure Washer

After making the remedy properly, now we will clean the concrete patio. But, before we start we need some equipment.

Thing we need

  • Backpack sprayer
  • Floor scrub brush
  • Remedy (we made before)
  • Chemical-resistant gloves
  • Gardening boot

Cleaning Procedure:

First, pour the remedy into the backpack sprayer. Wear gloves & boots.

Now, apply the remedy generously all over the patio. The surface should be fully wet.

spraying soap to the concrete patio
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After applying the remedy, wait 10-15 minutes. 

Now, use the brush to remove the scrub from the surface. Apply more remedies if needed.

brush the concrete patio
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Finally, wash the surface with water and enjoy the clean patio.


A dirty patio is not good for the health or the mind. The methods of cleaning a concrete patio without a pressure washer are very easy to follow. It is very effective. Give it a try and let us know your experience.

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