How can I clean cement Garden ornaments?

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  1. petals

    petals Seedling

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    Does anyone know how to clean garden ornaments?
    Ours are getting very grimy looking they are made of cement. any help would be much appreciated.


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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Petals firstly you have to sweep any loose dirt off the ornament using a stiff hand brush. (You need to remove dry debris before washing to prevent it from becoming 'muddy.')Scrub the concrete with soapy water, using the soft scrub brush. You can use a toothbrush to get into any nooks and crannies. If there is any grease, paint and rust stains on the concrete then you simply use a commercial cleaning product. Allow the product to soak into the stain for about 15 to 30 minutes.
    Use a power washer to give the ornament a final wash, removing any left over cleaning product. The high-powered jet of water will not be enough to damage the concrete but will blast away any stubborn bits and pieces.
    Allow the concrete to dry. Job done!! :-D
     
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  4. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I simply make a solution of water and bleach as my garden ornaments tend to become host to sooty mold and the bleach kills the black mold.
     

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