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£3.25 Asda item removes patio moss in 'an hour' leaving slabs 'spotless' – it's not bleach


Mrs Hinch fans have shared a “cheap” hack for removing mould and moss from patios – and it doesn’t involve using a pressure washer.

A lack of drainage and too much shade can cause moss, algae and mould to develop on paths, patios and paving slabs.

Removing the unsightly green growths can be difficult with many people resorting to pressure washers or harsh chemicals.

With this in mind, Mrs Hinch fans have shared their go-to method for removing moss and mould from paving and patios – and it costs less than £4 from Asda.

Fans of the cleaning enthusiast recommended using washing powder which can be bought from most local supermarkets for less than £4.

A social media user posted in the Facebook group, ‘Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips’: “How to get green mould off slabs on the patio? Thank you.”

The post was inundated with more than 120 comments from fellow cleaning enthusiasts but the most common suggestion was to use washing powder, specifically biological washing powder.

Daz Washing Powder costs £3.25 from Asda for 1.2kg, Surf Tropical Lily & Ylang-Ylang Laundry Powder costs £3.48 from Asda, Tesco Tropical Sunshine Bio Powder costs £4.75 and Morrisons Savers Laundry Powder costs £4.30.

Debra Bray Murray said: “Cheap washing powder just before it rains. It will be gone in a day or two.”

Kim Gregory commented: “I was amazed how easily it came off with this. I used a yard brush and a bit of water after a week of leaving it there.”

Lizzanne Donnelly wrote: “Cheap bio washing powder. Sprinkle it on a dry day and once it rains it will come up spotless.”

Gwen Walsh replied: “Biological washing powder. Sprinkle on and scrub with wet brush. Leave on for about an hour and rinse off with a hose. It even gives the paving a lovely scent.”

To use washing powder to remove moss and mould, simply sprinkle washing powder on the affected area, leave it for a few hours and then scrub it with a stiff brush.

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included using bleach, Wet & Forget and baking soda.

Mary Teresa Burrows said: “Bleach. Pour on and leave then add cold water use a hard bristle brush to scrub. Lots of elbow grease!

“Saturate and repeat. I just buy cheap bleach. My patio is free from mould now.”

Carol Bebb McLaren wrote: “Been using this on my patio and drive for years: Wet & Forget Mould, Lichen & Algae Remover, Outdoor Cleaning Solution, Black Mould Remover, Bleach Free.”

Rita Frost commented: “Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda crystals on or bio washing powder. Leave then pour water on and scrub with a yard brush.”

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