Here are some tips for cleaning your terrace, without spending too much money in the home and gardening centre! Arm yourself with your yard brush and follow this advice:
For a wooden terrace or decking:
All you need is water and a yard brush to effectively clean a wooden terrace -and you don’t even need much water! You can also brighten up the wood by diluting sodium percarbonate in hot water (around 30g per litre) and applying the solution with a brush. Leave to work for around twenty minutes and rinse with water.
For a concrete terrace:
To avoid stains and mould, dilute 2 dessertspoons of sodium percarbonate in a litre of hot water, and use the mixture to vigorously scrub the terrace with a yard brush.
For a tiled terrace:
Vigorously scrub your terrace with black soap and water, using a yard brush. If the grouting is dirty, mix a measure of bicarbonate of soda with a measure of lukewarm water, and finally a little lemon juice to whiten it, and use the mixture to scrub between the tiles.
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