You have invested time and money into having your drive or garden paved with Indian sandstone. Like any investment it’s important to ensure this investment will continue to present a return for years to come. To keep its natural beauty as well as durability. For this reason alone, knowing the proper way to maintain your Indian Sandstone paving is important. A large part of maintenance means routinely cleaning the sandstone pave.
Because sandstone is composed of fine layers of quartz/sand it can absorb grime, dirt and algae deep within the paving stones. Moss, weeds, stains or marks will begin to exhibit damage and stains to the sandstone pave if left to settle in. Routine and proper cleaning can prevent your pave from looking worn, and to help keep its natural beauty.
Taking Care with Jet Washers and Cleaning Products
Cleaning with a jet-washer that uses high pressure should be avoided, unless done by a professional. The single angled jet of water can penetrate the stone unevenly, which leads to your cleaned paving having unnatural and unsightly markings. It is important to also use caution when using common products or cleaning methods as some may not be suitable and leave marks or stains on your stone paving driveway or paving slabs.
If you have just recently had Indian stone paving done, there may be various slight concrete stains left from the installation process. One mistake some people make is to go straight to using some type of chemical to remove them. However, caution must be used as products which are acid based may not be suitable and could even cause more staining to your Indian stone paving. Not only can chemicals be harmful to your pave, many can be harmful to plant life, pets and humans if not used properly.
The safest and simplest way to clean Indian sandstone paving from Stone Traders, as well as all sandstone paving, is to simply scrub it with soapy water. If you are wondering whether it’s more effective to use hot or cold water, the truth is it really does not matter, soapy water regardless of what temperature will accomplish the task.
It is best to use an acid-free soap, those characteristically use in floor cleaning products or you can use wash-up liquid. To be safe, if there is even a hint of warning about using the particular product with marble or limestone, etc. don’t use it.
The only equipment you will need is a stiff brush and a bucket to keep the soapy water in. Using a brush that has rough, touch, and thick bristles rather than a daft brush that has finer bristles. Begin by scrubbing with vigour to remove loose detritus.
Swill the soapy water onto the Indian sandstone pave and then use the brush to scrub using a brush in combination with the action of the soap. Not only will you get a clean pave, you will be happy to note this is particularly good exercise.
Wash off the loosened dirt with clean water with the bucket by swilling the clean water across the pave. This will take all the muck away. You can also use a hose if you prefer to, but since you will be repeating this process more than once, using a bucket will help ensure not to loosen or remove the jointing.
After cleaning the Indian sandstone pave the first time be sure to seal it with a good sealant that will protect it against oil, grease, water, and dirt. The sealant will also allow the surface to breath and make the routine cleaning not only simpler, but create less wear and tear on the pavement.
Indian Sandstone from Stone Traders will provide years of year round beauty. Stone Traders also offers sealant products that will help protect your pave and keep its natural appearance and colour. 3M Car Care Scam