3 Ways to Clean Your Masonry Walls

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3 Ways to Clean Your Masonry Walls

7 July 2021
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have masonry walls in your garden, you probably want to make sure that they last for a long time. You also want to make sure that they are always looking good. There are several things that you can do to help keep them looking their best. One of these ways is to clean the walls. It also lets you inspect the walls as you are cleaning so you know if there are any problematic spots. Hopefully, that will let you catch any problems early before they have the opportunity to get worse. The sooner you notice a problem, the better it's going to be because you can get it fixed before it gets worse. So, how do you clean your masonry walls properly?

Broom and Hose

You can use a broom to sweep off any dirt, grass clippings, etc. Once you have done that, grab your hose and just rinse it off. You should try to do this quite regularly. Basically, this is an everyday maintenance kind of cleaning. You are just making sure that the wall doesn't end up with several layers of dirt. 

Scrub Brush

If you want a more thorough cleaning, then you should grab a stiff scrub brush and some mild detergent. Something like a mild dish soap would work really well here. When you're buying your scrub brush, you want to make sure that you aren't getting one with steel bristles or wires. The steel will cause damage to the masonry, which is what you are trying to avoid. If you are going to use this method, spray down your walls first, fill a bucket with water and a little soap, then start gently scrubbing the walls clean. If you work from the top to the bottom, then the dirty water won't get your clean areas dirty again. 


If you have some staining on your walls or they are really dirty, you may need to go with stronger chemicals in order to clean them up. Make sure that you are only using cleaners that are specifically designed for masonry walls. You might want to test the chemical on a small, hidden area first so that you know that it won't damage or discolor your wall. Otherwise, spray down your wall well, use the chemicals and a scrub brush, and then rinse the wall thoroughly. You will want to make sure that none of the cleaners stay on the wall. 

If you are worried about your masonry walls, you can always call a mason to come out and have them checked out.