Pressure washers: Patio cleaning
Cleaning your patio and paths will make them look much better and stop them becoming dangerously slippery to walk on. The easiest way is to use a Best Buy pressure washer with a patio cleaner attachment.
Find out which models are Best Buys in our pressure washer review or check out our video guide.
Cleaning the surface
To clean off algae from paved surfaces, the simplest method is to blast it with a pressure washer. If you don’t have one of these, you could apply a patio cleaning liquid instead and scrub with a firm broom.
Weeds can also be a problem. If you’re happy to use chemicals, there are path weedkillers available that, as well as killing the existing weeds, prevent others from coming up for several months afterwards.
Alternatively, you may prefer to remove them by hand. Long-handled wire brushes are now sold, which makes the job of removing weeds from between the narrow gaps less back-breaking.
Choose a pressure washer
Which? has reviews of all the popular pressure washer brands to help you choose the right one for you.