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Bring Your Driveway Back to Life

Time required: 1 Hour for 2 car driveway

Skill level: Beginner

Budget: $30 - $50

Have you really looked at your driveway lately? it’s seen better days. Luckily, a good cleaning doesn’t have to be an expensive or time consuming ordeal. Cleaning your driveway is a great way to extend its lifespan and increase curb appeal. An average 2 car driveway can be completed in about an hour for less then $50.00.

1. As with most DIY projects, solid preparation is key. The products required depend on the current state of your driveway. For a driveway in good condition with no oil stains you will need TSP All Purpose Powder Cleaner. If your driveway has any oil or antifreeze stains we recommend Black Gold Premium Asphalt & Concrete Cleaner ($8.99) as well as TSP All Purpose Powder Cleaner. Regardless of the conditions of your driveway you are going to need a stiff bristle broom — to achieve the best results we recommend The Ultimate Flow Through Water Broom ($29.97) — and a pressure washer or garden hose with a fan nozzle. Now that you have your supplies ready, its time to get started.

2. Use a stiff bristle or water broom to remove any dirt and debris buildup. Once you have removed any buildup use a garden hose or pressure washer to do a quick once over of your driveway to remove any dirt or debris that may still be present.

3. Mix a solution of 1 part TSP All Purpose Powder Cleaner to 10 parts water. Using your broom, apply the TSP solution to your driveway working in sections. Let solution sit for 10 minutes then thoroughly rinse with a garden host or pressure washer. If your driveway has oil or antifreeze stains its time to bring in the big guns… Black Gold Premium Cleaner ($8.99) is an effective cleaner which is safe for both Asphalt and Concrete driveways. Using your broom apply Black Gold Premium Cleaner undiluted to any stains, leave to sit for 10 minutes then thoroughly rinse with a garden hose or pressure washer.

4. Let your driveway dry before moving your vehicles back. Thats it, your done! Sit back, relax and admire your freshly cleaned driveway.

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