How to Clean Tiles on an Outside Patio

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Dirt and weather can take its toll on your outside patio tiles. Excessive moisture and lack of direct sunlight feeds mold and algae growth, while dirt embeds itself in any cracks or crevices in the tiles. When sweeping with a broom or spraying with a hose just doesn't cut it, restore the original look of your patio tiles with a thorough cleaning. Oxygen bleach will remove dirt, mold and algae without harming any plant life in the area.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Oxygen bleach
  • Push broom
  • Garden hose
  • Fill a bucket with warm water and oxygen bleach. Add 1 cup of oxygen bleach per gallon of water.

  • Stir the oxygen bleach with a spoon until it's completely dissolved.

  • Move any plants or furniture away from the patio.

  • Pour the oxygen bleach mixture evenly over the outside patio tiles. Allow the oxygen bleach to sit on the tiles for 15 to 30 minutes.

  • Scrub the outside patio tiles with a push broom to remove any dirt or mold.

  • Spray the outside patio tiles with a garden hose to rinse away the dirt and oxygen bleach.

  • Replace any plants or furniture when the patio tiles begin to dry. This may take anywhere from a few hours to a day depending on the weather.

Tips & Warnings

  • Clean your patio tiles early on a sunny day to cut down the drying time.

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