With patios now a key social area in all settings, many will be in need of more regular maintenance. Our latest blog includes top tips on cleaning a stone patio – to restore good looks, keep surfaces safe and make ongoing maintenance easier.
How to apply LTP Blackspot & Algae Remover:
1. Apply neat Blackspot onto clean pavers with a plastic watering can or light pressure garden spray.
2. Leave to absorb for 2-4 hours; the product will begin to turn white as it gets to work.
3.Hose off thoroughly with clean water.
Stone patios will benefit from a thorough clean every couple of months or so – ideally, three times during late spring/summer and a couple of times during the winter. Surfaces that are regularly cleaned will be far easier to keep clean. Regular cleaning of inside-to-outside surfaces, like those that run through bifold doors, will also help maintain a seamless aesthetic. Read more about in Don’t stop at the door.
Stopping water ingress
Once the pavers are clean and dry, it’s an ideal time to replace any lost jointing sand or cement mortar. This will stop the ingress of water and will help protect paving during the winter freeze and thaw cycle.
Added protection for the seasons ahead
If your patio hasn’t been sealed, consider applying a protective treatment. We recommend LTP External Stone Sealer – a non-film forming impregnator that will help prevent the absorption of moisture and organic particles, reducing staining and the spread of algae, mould and black spot.
LTP External Stone Sealer is a water-based, impregnating sealer that’s applied using a foam roller or paint brush, as shown in the Video Aid. It can be applied over residual moisture and it will protect pavers from stains, weathering, damp and efflorescence. It’s also UV resistant and non-yellowing.