Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

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Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby bernipops3 » Tue May 10, 2016 7:42 pm

Our patio tiles have got really grimy over the winter with moss in the grouting and on the tiles and I would be grateful if anyone could let me know what the best product would be to remove it and where I could get it from.

Many thanks

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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby costakid » Tue May 10, 2016 7:59 pm

a bleach solution works or soap crystals

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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby peteroldracer » Tue May 10, 2016 11:38 pm

Powerwash them, no chemicals. A Karcher and a cement mixer are both essential equipment to live in Spain - at least in the campo they are....
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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby bigal » Wed May 11, 2016 9:17 am

Think I'd add an angle grinder to that list, Peter!
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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby peteroldracer » Wed May 11, 2016 9:22 am

Quite right - and of course a wheelbarrow.
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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby Trooperman » Wed May 11, 2016 9:42 am

Powerwash them,


The only problem with this (and I'm assuming the tiles are clay) is that the power of a Karcher often blasts the surface off them! :thumbdown: ....as well as blowing the grout out in places! :thumbdown: :thumbdown: ......

....but that's where the angle grinder and mixer then come in :thumbup:
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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby bernipops3 » Fri May 13, 2016 7:09 am

I tried the bleach solution and that worked - thanks.

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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby costakid » Fri May 13, 2016 8:18 am

As I said it would with no re grouting to do afterwards. Sometimes the simplest way is best. Jack hammers, trowels, jet washers. Who needs em

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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby El Cid » Fri May 13, 2016 8:54 am

bernipops3 wrote:I tried the bleach solution and that worked - thanks.


What dilution did you use?

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Re: Remedy for removing moss from patio tiles

Postby bernipops3 » Fri May 13, 2016 9:50 am

To be honest I put some hot water in a bucket and then chucked some bleach in. I used the bleach that you get from Mercadona in a big yellow plastic container if that helps. I also used some of those green scouring pads soaked in the bleach solution to get the worst of it off then wiped it over with a cloth also soaked in the bleach solution. Hard work and it ruined my nails but it cleaned the tiles beautifully.

Hopes this helps.

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