Cleaning Stains from Planters on a Concrete Patio

What You'll Need
Hot water
Oxygen bleach
Scrub brush
Concrete sealant

Many object can leave stains on a concrete patio. One of the most stubborn sources of stains can be ordinary planters. Follow these steps to remove stains from your concrete patio.

Step 1 - Preparing the Materials

Get out your bucket, and fill it with hot water. Mix in an appropriate amount of oxygen bleach. The correct amount will vary depending on the brand, so read the instructions on the bleach container carefully. Mix the two materials together thoroughly.

Step 2 - Preparing the Area

Bring your bucket full of cleaning supplies and your scrub brush outside. Move your planters and anything else that is in the way off of your patio. Get out your broom and use it to sweep the area thoroughly to remove any loose debris or large chunks of dirt.

Step 2 - Applying Bleach

Dip your scrub brush into your bucket. Rub the brush on the stain. Get more bleach on the brush as needed.

Step 3 - Finishing Up

Rinse the area off and examine your work. It is quite likely that you will need to scrub the stain again, but you should see a difference. Repeat the previous step as needed. When you are done, you can apply concrete sealant to the patio, which will help keep it in good condition over time.