Concrete Paver Cleaner
The Resist Mist™ kit will clean algae, mold, mildew, grease, dirt and most stains off of your patio pavers and help keep them clean for years. The kit contains two incredibly powerful products that are both environmentally friendly and super easy to use. The first product is our Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™ developed to penetrate the paver’s surface allowing its biodegradable chemistry to lift and remove mildew, mold, grease and dirt and many other stains. Wow. What a difference. But, then real science happens. Resist Mist™. Applied by you with a simple pump sprayer. Resist Mist™ is a water based, environmentally surface protectant that uses our Micro Encapsulation Technology™ to form an invisible shield reducing or eliminating future staining. That shield means you don’t have to rent a power washer and clean your patio every year. Make your neighbors jealous of your constantly clean patio pavers. Finally, Resist Mist™ is not a coating and will never have to be stripped or pressure washed off your patio.
Resist Mist™ can be used on nearly any paver, stained concrete or other patio surface.
Instructions, Tips, Tricks and Tools
How To Clean and Protect Your Patio Pavers
Resist Mist ™ Composite Deck Cleaner is the best product for removing mold, mildew, algae, dirt and many stains from pavers. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s not just for composite decks. Using Resist Mist™ products are the easiest to use products to clean and keep clean your pavers.
- 1 Dilute the Resist Mist™ Composite Deck Cleaner 3:1 with water.
TIP: Pour one quart of the cleaner in your one gallon pump sprayer and fill it with water.
- 2 Spray the mixture on your patio pavers with your garden pump sprayer. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes without drying.
TIP: If it starts to dry simply spray more of your solution on the area. We recommend cleaning about 50-100 square feet at a time depending on weather.
- 3 Scrub your pavers with a stiff bristled deck brush until the product produces a small amount of foam.
TIP: For heavily soiled areas use a stronger concentration of cleaner and perhaps a little bit more elbow grease.
TRICK: For grease stains use a higher concentration of cleaner and let it sit longer on the surface keeping the surface wet by spraying additional cleaning solution if necessary.
NOTE:The cleaner may help lighten oil stains from cars (if used on a paver driveway) but is not designed to completely eliminate them. You may find that for heavy car oil stains you may need to buy a product specifically formulated for car oil stains.
- 4 Completely rinse the cleaner from the pavers using lots of water.
TIP: More water and less pressure equals a faster and more complete rinsing of your composite deck.
- 5 Allow the pavers to mostly dry.
TIP: The surface does not need to be completely dry. However, it should not have any standing water. The wetter the pavers the more diluted your Resist Mist™ will be. Application on very wet pavers could require additional Resist Mist™ applications.
- 6 Mix the Resist Mist™ Concentrate in your one gallon garden pump sprayer at 3:1 (just like you did with the Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™. Completely saturate your patio pavers and let dry.
TIP: It is VERY IMPORTANT to completely clean your pump sprayer. Any leftover cleaner in the pump sprayer may reduce the effectiveness of Resist Mist™.
TIP 2: Ensure the entire surface has been evenly saturated. Within reason, you cannot put too much Resist Mist™ on your patio pavers.
SUPER TIP: If you really want amazing performance, saturate your patio pavers a second time. You can put a second treatment on the paver in as little as about 45 minutes. After 24 hours, you can put a drop of water on one of the pavers. If it beads up you will get super resistance properties. If it doesn’t bead up you can apply a third application. However, know that you will get good performance with only one application.
TRICK: Remember to leave yourself an exit so start with the far end of your patio.
TOOL: One Quart of Resist Mist™ will cover about 200 square feet of patio pavers. For heavy applications and the most resistance to dirt and mildew apply a second time within an hour or two.
- 7Allow Resist Mist™ to dry. Congratulations, you have now made your patio pavers an unfriendly place for mold, mildew and algae to try and live and for grease and dirt to stain.
TIP: We recommend staying off of your patio paver for 24hrs. It is not crucial but strongly suggested.
TRICK: If you want super protection simply spray on more Resist Mist™. You can safely apply as much Resist Mist™ as you want or as often as you want within reason. Heavy applications will provide the most stain protection.
- 8Resist Mist™ should last up to three full seasons.
TIP: Places that get allot of traffic may require more frequent treatments of Resist Mist™.
TIP 2: Yearly cleaning with Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™ is strongly recommended for the best performance.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all cleaning and care products, please keep children and pets away from Resist Mist™ and the Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™ while they are wet and especially around opened bottles. Store unopened bottles in a cool place out of direct sunlight and away from children and pets.