How to Clean Up Water Marks on Brick Pavers

Hard water from garden hoses and sprinklers creates unsightly water stains on brick pavers. There are several products, including tri-sodium phosphate, available at hardware and home improvement stores, to remove the stains, but these are potentially dangerous to you and your lawn. Create a homemade, safe mixture to remove the water stains with white vinegar. The vinegar's naturally acidic nature gently cleans the stains without harming nearby vegetation or your skin.

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Seal brick pavers to prevent water marks.

Step 1

Remove any loose dirt or debris from the brick pavers with a push broom. Brush the dirt into the surrounding vegetation or throw it into an outdoor trash can.

Step 2

Mix 2 cups water and 2 cups white vinegar in a bucket. Stir the ingredients and add 1 tablespoon mild dish soap.

Step 3

Stir the ingredients well before pouring them into the reservoir of a plastic garden hose sprayer attachment.

Step 4

Attach the sprayer to a garden hose and cover the brick pavers with the white vinegar solution. Allow the mixture to remain for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Work the mixture into any difficult water stains with a plastic scrub brush. Rinse away the vinegar solution with plain water from the garden hose.