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How to Clean a Concrete Porch

By Justin Obrien ; Updated September 21, 2017

A beautiful addition to any home is a welcoming porch area to sit or stand outside of your home. There are a variety of steps, awnings and furniture you can add and place on a concrete porch. But with time, even concrete can acquire stains and a dirty, dingy look. Cleaning your concrete porch is a pretty standard process and is easy to do with the right supplies.

Rent or purchase a pressure washer from your local hardware or home store. A 500 to 1500 psi washer will do.

Put on your protective eyewear. Remove everything off of your porch.

Scrub your complete concrete porch with a damp sponge and dish soap.

Screw a water hose into the pressure washer. Plug the pressure washer into a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet. Turn on the water source. Switch on your pressure washer.

Wash off your entire porch with back and forth sprays of your pressure washer. Start on one end and walk backwards as you wash the porch so you don't step in the wet, but clean areas. Allow your concrete porch to air dry for several hours and replace your items that were previously on the porch.


Things You Will Need

  • Protective eyewear
  • Pressure washer
  • Dish soap
  • Sponge


  • Wear protective eyewear.

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