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How to Remove Burn Marks From Patio

It’s a beautiful day outside, and you’re planning to enjoy your backyard. You walk out onto the patio and find burn marks from when you last grilled dinner – it’s time to get rid of those marks before they stain! Luckily for you, we have just the solution.

How to Remove Burn Marks From Patio

Burn marks are unsightly stains that can take the sheen out of your patio. Follow these tips for how to remove burn marks from patio surfaces.

Burn Marks On Concrete Patio

Step 1

Pour water on the burn mark

Step 2

Create a paste by adding two tablespoons of washing soda (it looks like salt) per cup of water.

Step 3

Stir well before each use and sprinkle or pour some onto your burned spot and scrub away using an old toothbrush or any brush.

Step 4

Let the solution sit for about 30 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse the burned area well with water.

Step 6

If the burned mark on your patio is not completely gone repeat the steps until the burn mark is completely gone.

Burn Marks On Wood Patio

Get Rid Of Burn Marks On Wood Surfaces: If you have a wooden patio, then it’s possible that they may get burned during use by cigarettes or other sources.

You need to determine what kind of wood is being affected in order to successfully remove the burn mark.

Softwoods like cedar and pine tend not to be affected very much when exposed to heat but harder woods such as oak will blacken quickly when exposed.

Try scraping off any remaining ash with an ice scraper before applying paint thinner using steel dipped into this solution over the affected area of the wood.

Allow it to sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it off with steel wool or an old toothbrush to remove any stains that are left behind.

Will Baking Soda Clean Concrete?

Yes, baking soda can be used to clean concrete. Baking Soda really works wonders in cleaning concrete because it is highly absorbent due to its powdery nature.

It also helps balance pH levels which makes cleaning surfaces from grime much easier too.

We all know how difficult grease build-up can be when we’re cleaning our patios and concrete.

Baking soda is a great way to cut through that build-up and get rid of the scum without scrubbing too hard!

How Do You Remove Brown Stains From Patio?

Brown stains can build up on patio stones or other stone surfaces from a variety of sources.

Depending on the type of stain you have, there may be different remedies to remove it, but here are some tips and tricks for removing brown stains from your patio.

The first step is identifying what caused the browning so that you’ll know how best to treat the problem.

For example:

Rust Stains

Exposure to water over time leads to rust buildup which discolors wood and stains brick pavers with iron oxide (rust) deposits as well as damaging metal furniture by causing pitting and flaking paint off chairs, tables, etc.

If left untreated this process will continue until all the metal has oxidized. To remove rust stains from stone or wood surfaces use a commercial rust remover that is available in both powder and liquid form at home improvement, garden supply stores, etc.

The safest way to apply these products is with protective gloves, goggles, and by following manufacturer’s recommendations on proper ventilation when using powders.

Brown Grease Marks

Use a grease-cutting dishwashing detergent or a biodegradable degreaser in a warm to hot water solution. Apply the soapy solution to the stained area with a stiff-bristled scrub brush in a vigorous back and forth motion. To remove the stain, rinse with clean water and repeat as needed.

If that doesn’t work, apply a liberal amount of mineral spirits to the affected area, scrub with a brush, and blot with a clean cloth. Prepare to repeat this process several times.


Now that you’ve learned how to remove burn marks from your patio, don’t forget the most important step: prevention.

Remember that while these tips for removing burn marks may work in some cases, if there are any paint or other chemicals involved then they won’t help much.


Meet Bob Vil, is a seasoned patio enthusiast and the author behind the informative and engaging content on our patio website. Bob Vil has a degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). With over a decade of experience designing, building, and maintaining patios, fire pits, and porches, Bob Vil is an expert in all things outdoor living. Throughout his career, Bob Vil has worked on a wide range of projects, from small, intimate patios for residential clients to large-scale commercial installations. His knowledge and expertise have helped countless homeowners create beautiful and functional outdoor spaces that they can enjoy for years to come.

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