Cleaning Brick Steps

What You'll Need
Cleaning brushes
Rubber gloves
Detergent or dishwashing liquid
Vinegar (optional)

Brick steps can accumulate a lot of dirt and debris, so you will have to perform a regular cleaning to keep them looking good. You can clean the steps using detergent and a water hose.

Step 1 –  Brush the Steps

Use a brush with stiff bristles to remove the mud or dirt accumulated on the brick steps. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.

Step 2 – Rinse the Stairs

Rinse the stairs using a hose. The water will wash the brick stairs.

Step 3 – Use Detergent and Bleach (or Vinegar)

After rinsing the stairs, you may apply some detergent or dishwashing liquid. Alternatively, you may use vinegar, which can also clean brick surfaces. Spread the detergent with a soft bristled brush and scrub each area. Rinse thoroughly until the detergent is gone. You may dry the stairs with a towel and check the crevasses, making sure there is no detergent remaining, which could make the area slippery when wet. If there are persistent stains, you can remove these with diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 10 parts water). Before applying bleach on the entire surface, test one small area to see if the bleach will cause any discoloration.