WHAT ARE BLACK SPOTS?
The patio black spots that grow on your garden stonework are actually spots of black lichen! The spores from the black lichen start life as tiny dust-like spores growing on the underside of leaves on trees and plants.
These spores are carried by the wind and the rain onto your stonework in their millions. Once they have landed the spores have a two-year germination period. So for the first two-years of your patio’s life it will remain looking really clean. In year three the colour in the stone will start to look dull and look like someone flicked ink across your stonework leaving tiny ink splatters. The reason why they grow on your garden stonework is because they feed off the minerals within the stone. Once they have exhausted an area of the stone of all its minerals they grow in search of more. Not only do they spread across the stone giving spot like appearance, they also burrow down into the stone at a rate of 2mm a year.
Encouraged by warm, damp conditions, these unsightly spots will only get worse if left untreated, ruining the original beauty of your garden stonework.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY PATIO HAS THEM?
Black spots are incredibly resilient and can’t be removed by pressure washing. So if you’ve tried washing your stonework and the spots remain then there’s your answer. Take a look at the pictures on our site. Look familiar? Black spots it is!
HOW CAN I GET RID OF THEM?
Our Patio Black Spot Remover has been specifically developed to remove black spots. It’s not your standard patio cleaner; it targets patio black spots and restores the natural colour.
HOW DO I APPLY THE PRODUCT?
You must use a 5-7 Litres pneumatic pump up sprayer. These can be purchased from your local garden centre. Apply the product like a fine mist and saturate the area. Don’t forget the trial slab to check how many treatments are required to remove all the spots. DO NOT use a hand sprayer. Any questions after completing the trial slab, Email our experts.
SHOULD I PRESSURE WASH FIRST?
If the stone is dirty with no visible colour, yes you should pressure wash before. For the best results, ensure the product comes into direct contact with the stone. The product is biodegradable, if you apply it to dirt, it will not work.
WILL THEY STAY GONE?
They will if you use our Patio Black Spot Preventer annually. Using Patio Black Spot Remover followed by a thorough jet washing is enough to remove the spots in the first instance.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes. Biodegradable and animal friendly, the Patio Black Spot Remover is not harmful to flowers and plants, and is safe for family pets.
WHY BUY PATIO BLACK SPOT REMOVER INSTEAD OF ANOTHER LEADING PATIO CLEANER?
Patio Black Spot Remover is unlike any other product on the current market as it is the only product that can remove black spots from your garden stonework with almost instant results. It will not only remove the black spots but all organic growth, including white fungi spots and green algae. It will also restore the colour of your stonework.
WHEN WILL IT ARRIVE?
Your order will be processed and dispatched within 3 working days.
SHOULD I APPLY PATIO BLACK SPOT REMOVER WHEN THE WEATHER IS COLD OR WET?
NO! Never apply Patio Black Spot Remover when the day temperature is below 5°C and never use if the temperature is likely to dip below freezing overnight. The surface MUST be dry or the product will not work.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED ADVICE OR CAN’T FIND THE PRODUCT I WANT?
Email our experts.
WILL YOUR PRODUCT AFFECT MY PLANTS AS I HAVE FLOWER BEDS AROUND MY TERRACE?
If you spray the product directly onto plants, it will scorch them, it will not kill them. If you spray the product onto stone as intended and wash off over the lawn and into the beds, it will not affect the grass or your plants.
DOES THE PRODUCT HAVE A SHELF LIFE?
Store in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight. Shelf life unlimited if stored correctly.
DO I NEED TO WEAR ANY PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT?
Yes, you must wear chemical resistant gloves (EN374), safety glasses and a mask to ensure product does not enter the respiratory tract. Wellington boots are also required. A respirator is not required. The product will stain fabrics and furnishings so make sure it does not come into contact with your clothes.
The Patio Black Spot Company Pty Ltd will reply to your query via email.