How to Clean Up Water Marks on Brick Pavers

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Things You'll Need

  • Push broom

  • Outdoor trash can

  • 2 cups white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon mild dish soap

  • Bucket

  • Plastic garden hose sprayer attachment

  • Garden hose

  • Plastic scrub brush

Seal brick pavers to prevent water marks.

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.


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.



Jaimie Zinski

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.