How do you make your patio look new?

Hey there, lovely folks! Have you noticed that your patio is looking a bit lacklustre lately? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’m here with Pierre to share some easy and practical tips to help you with your question on how to make your patio look new again.

As the seasons change and life happens on your patio—barbecues with friends, rainy days, and whatnot—it’s only natural that it might need a little pick-me-up. So, let’s dive into how we can spruce up your patio and make it shine again!

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Addressing the Patio’s Woes

Imagine it’s the first time you’ve decided to clean your patio thoroughly. You scrub away the dirt, and while it’s wet, the colours pop beautifully. But as it dries, you might notice it looking toned down. Over the years, various factors like the sun’s rays, repeated cleanings, and even those pesky black spots from lichen and algae treatments can cause your patio to lose its vibrancy.

Let’s focus on natural stones like Sandstone, which is a fading star and imprinted concrete, that loses its lustre due to weathering and fading pigments. While imprinted concrete needs special attention, Sandstone patios at the back of your house—the ones where you enjoy barbecues and good times—are what we’ll talk about today.


The Quick Solution: Sealing the Deal

Here’s the deal, folks. The simplest way to restore your patio’s charm is by sealing it with the right products. Think of it like giving your patio a protective shield that also enhances its beauty. There are two types of sealers we’re looking at dry-finish sealers and colour-enhancing impregnators.

1. Dry Finish Sealers: These are your go-to for maintaining the natural look of your patio. They preserve the appearance of your patio while giving it a protective coat. Imagine it as a clear raincoat for your outdoor space: no dramatic colour changes, just a refreshed version of the original.

2. Colour-Enhancing Impregnators: These are like makeup for your patio, in a good way! They bring out the colours, making them pop more than before. However, some areas may look a tad uneven if misapplied. But if you’re up for the enhanced look and are willing to take a bit of a risk, this might be the choice for you.


Your Action Plan

How do you get started on this patio revamp journey? You have options:

Do It Yourself: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can purchase sealers from reliable sources like Smart Seal and give it a go yourself. They often offer guidance to help you make the right choice.

Professional Help: If the thought of sealing gets you all tangled up, or you’re unsure which sealer is your patio’s soulmate, consider calling the professionals. They have the gear and know-how to make your patio shine like a superstar.

Remember, our goal is to bring back the life and colour your patio once had. Whether you choose the natural look or a colour boost, both paths lead to a patio that will make you smile again.


Closing Thoughts

Alright, lovely people, that’s a wrap! Your patio doesn’t have to fade away into the background. With the right approach, you can have a vibrant outdoor space that’s perfect for summer gatherings and peaceful evenings. Whether you decide to roll up your sleeves or let the experts handle it, your patio is ready to come back to life.

And hey, if you need a helping hand or some friendly advice, don’t hesitate to drop us a comment or give us a call. We’re here to make your patio dreams a reality. Take care, and let’s bring that patio back to life!


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 Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing and Admin Coordinator at Art of Clean.

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please get in touch with the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, and oriental and area Rug Cleaning. Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing. Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company, Art of Flooring. Our Dry-Cleaning service is provided by Farthings Cambridge.