I recently had the chance to try the Poorboy’s Driveway Cleaner and I was intrigued to say the least. I took the time to test this cleaner on a small section of my driveway and I will highlight my initial reaction and application process below.
For this test I did not use a pressure washer …
Pretty unique driveway cleaner I would say. As it is not in a liquid form, but rather a powdery substance. As it states on the jar “Industrial Strength Natural Pine Oil”… It definitely has the scent and in my opinion, a good clean scent! It comes in a 8oz jar (plenty to do a 2 car driveway with, if not more) and for this small test I used about a quarter of an ounce of product. It doesn’t have to be used for just driveway either. If you have epoxy flooring, sealant flooring, brick, tile, etc. it would also be great to add in a mop bucket with a small amount of this cleaner. I for one will now be mopping my garage floor with this as the solvent. Mostly because it smells pretty good and works great!
In the picture above is a small amount of cleaner used for our driveway test. (I ended up doubling that once it was spread)
The below picture will be our test spot.
Before you can apply the product you must first wet the surface.
So as we are all accustom to marking out our test spots with tape through detailing…. I laid some blue masking tape down to mark our spot. (no, it did not stick) But did act as the guidelines.
(Below) I sprinkled that first portion around.
Stepping back a bit I simulated some rain to wet the cleaner (very hot day… the driveway was drying fast)
The Poorboy’s Driveway Cleaner calls for some agitation.
I grabbed an old brush and lightly worked it around for just a few seconds.
This is when I was thinking I should double the amount used. So I sprinkled a little bit more down and noticed the product really starting to work. It will change color from an orange-ish color to green and you visibly see the cleaner working.
The run off was working after about 5 min.
Within 10 minutes I lifted the tape up.
As I said, No pressure washer was used. Right out the garden nozzle, I rinsed the area down. Much like any concentrate it had a small out of foam build up (very small) and it does not sud like crazy.
After about 20 min. of allowing the section to dry slightly, we have our results! Really good results I would say for near zero effort. I believe when I get around to doing the whole driveway, I will first wet it down, sprinkle Poorboy’s Driveway Cleaner around, agitate it with an old broom, and then pressure wash it down! I say pressure wash, but you could get by with a rinse and still have good results.
Now that my driveway is completely dry it’s a night and day difference (still slightly damp in my after pictures)!
Thank you for viewing!