How to Clean Granite Pavers

Written by mark o'brien
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How to Clean Granite Pavers
(sidewalk image by Earl Robbins from

Granite pavers turn a normal sidewalk into a beautiful granite block pathway. Granite pavers are normally laid near pools, on small pathways leading to homes or in the driveway. With weathering and wear, the granite pavers can become dirty and stained. Cleaning the granite pavers yourself can save you the hundreds of dollars a professional would charge.

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Things you need

  • Trimmer
  • Paver cleaner
  • Goggles
  • Rubber gloves
  • Broom
  • Hose and water source
  • Paint roller
  • Pressure washer
  • Cement and stone sealer

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    Trim any plants or grass near the edge of the granite pavers.

  2. 2

    Apply a small amount of the paver cleaner to a small area along the edge of a paver. Allow it to sit for two minutes then wipe it away with a rag. If it cleaned the paver but didn't stain it, then this paver cleaner will be good for the entire surface.

    Some paver cleaners are more potent then others and will stain certain pavers. Buy a paver cleaner clearly not labelled as extra strength if you are worried about it staining your granite pavers. Paver cleaner is a simple cleaning paste that is sold in the cement, stone and granite cleaner's section at any home store. As with any cleaner, it has chemicals in it so wear goggles and rubber gloves while using it.

  3. 3

    Rinse the entire paver surface with a hose to get it wet. Sweep off any debris with a broom.

  4. 4

    Apply the paver cleaner over the entire paver surface with a paint roller. Allow it to set up for 5 minutes.

  5. 5

    Connect the pressure washer to the water source and plug it in. Spray the paver cleaner off of the surface with the pressure washer. Allow it to completely air dry for several hours.

  6. 6

    Apply a coat of cement/stone sealer over the entire surface with a clean paint roller. Allow it to dry for a day before walking on it. Cement and stone sealers are sold at any home store and can be applied to a variety of cement or rock surfaces.

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