Protecting your patio is made easier when you take the time to coat the surface with a sealant before using it for the first time. This will ensure BBQ sauce, grease, and other droppings won’t seep into the concrete. If you haven’t added a sealant, there are still several methods that will help you remove BBQ stains on a patio in Chicago.
Baking Soda and Dish Soap
To begin, lay down a thick layer of baking soda over the stain and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Using a damp brush, scrub dish detergent into the baking soda until the stain has dissolved. You may have to continue adding dish detergent and water to the mixture for tougher stains. Rinse clean.
Vineyard and Washing Soda
This solution requires half a cup of washing soda, two tablespoons of white vinegar, a drop of dishwasher detergent, and two cups of warm water. Once you mix this solution, pour it onto the stain and let it sit for a minute. Next, scrub the solution into the concrete with a stiff-bristled brush. Once the stain dissolves, rinse the patio clean.
Cat Litter and Cola
First, pour a thick layer of kitty litter over the BBQ stains on a patio in Chicago and walk over the litter. Your goal is to grind the litter into the stain before scooping it up. Over a 20-minute period, pour cola onto the stain and scrub with a nylon brush. Be sure to keep the surface wet with cola as you scrub. Once the stain is gone, rinse the surface clean.
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