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Bonfire Night: How to remove firework stains from concrete and patio areas

November 5, 2018

 

Having a bonfire night party at home always seems like a good idea, until the day after. 

 

If you plan on setting fireworks off on your driveway or patio tonight for bonfire night celebrations, then this article is for you! 

 

PREVENTION:

If you’re concerned about staining your concrete or patio areas with your fireworks, wet a piece of old plywood and place on the area where you’re planning to set them off which will prevent staining of the area.

 

If you don’t have enough time to do this, then here’s a couple of ways to remove the black powder and sulfur stains, the day after your celebrations. 

 

POWER WASH:

Use a power wash on the stained area of concrete/patio. Keep the nozzle around one foot away from the surface to prevent causing damage to the area. 

 

BLEACH:

Create a 3:1 bleach solution and apply it directly on the stain. Leave it to soak for a few minutes before scrubbing with a brush. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove the solution. 

 

Be aware that bleach may cause damage to surrounding plants.

 

TIME:

If all else fails, a combination of time, rain and sun may be the best answer as the sun is usually able to bleach stains from surfaces. 

 

Sometimes, fireworks can leave permanent damage and stains to driveways, leaving the area looking unpleasant. Should you experience damage to your driveway after tonight’s celebrations, contact our team on 0845 600 8376 or hello@aspho.co.uk to find out more about our driveway painting and resurfacing services. 

 

Original source: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-day-after-removing-firewor-150558

 

 

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