If you are looking for a safe, stable, and effective patio cleaning chemical without any odours, dangers to pets or grass and a safe run-off then our PatioKleen cleaning chemical is an ideal product for you. Utilising a break-through in British research in detergent formulation, PatioKleen patio cleaning fluid is an all-natural and pH-neutral food-grade detergent that quickly cuts through layers of dirt, weathering from pollution and algae to clean concrete slabs, natural stone like Indian sandstone or granite setts and slabs.
Delivered to you at ready-to-use dilution and in either 5 litre or 20 litre jerrycans and delivered all over the UK on next working day service. This cleaner for patios is vastly safer than many competing products and contains no acids, no biocides, no bleach, and no alkali components.
This makes it a patio cleaning fluid that is exceptionally safe to use for both you and your staff, pets, plants, grass and lawns and the run-off that may go into the drains; it is perhaps the only exterior cleaning product on the market that is safe in a water course or any aquatic environment.
PatioKleen works by using nano-energy packages within an aqueous cleaning solution, these tiny agents penetrate deeply to the substrate and into every nook and cranny to break the surface tension that binds algae and dirt to the surface.
This means that the fundamental working principle has everything to do with dislodging soiling and not killing it – which is how most patio cleaners work with biocides (basically disinfectants) being used to kill the microbes whereas PatioKleen kills nothing! Hence it is very safe to use.
This product is in fact certified as food-safe and is non-toxic and non-hazardous and users do not need to wear any items of PPE while handling it – a welcome change from brick acid and sodium hypochlorite for sure! Because the surface is genuinely super cleaned it will tend to resist algae growing back, there is no residual killer chemical left to kill future growth like with biocide-based patio cleaning fluids.
If applied correctly the PatioKleen product will show a good result in 15 minutes or so; you may have to apply more than one coat, especially if sprayed and in conditions where decades of soiling and algae are present.
To apply, brush all leaves and loose debris and scrape off moss (it won’t kill moss) and ideally apply on a dry day. If it’s hot, then wet that patio with a hose and pour the cleaner on a manageable area of say 2-3 square metres. Brush the fluid into the patio vigorously with a soft or semi-stiff brush, this agitation helps the cleaning action, and you should start to see a slight foaming that will often be the colour of the soiling that is being removed.
Wait for 10 minutes or so, agitating the area to be cleaned and then rinse off thoroughly with garden hose or a pressure washer if you have one. Its important to rise well and therefore help the dirt and algae to be conveyed away rather than settle back. You may have to apply more than one coat – have a look at our video here:
This product has limited effectiveness against black or white spot which are spores that are rooted into the stone or concrete, you may have to use a pressure washer with hooded rotating arm or other cleaning patio cleaning fluid products against this patio nuisance.
This product is delivered at ready to use strength and as it is not corrosive or caustic you do not need backpack sprayers or pumps with special Viton seals and it is far less risky to apply.