Do you have composite decking in your back garden that's due a clean? Cleaning your composite decking is simple, just grab the bits of the equipment listed below & follow a few simple steps. Your composite decking will look brand new in no time! Here you can see our infographic and a transcript of the information provided.
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How to Clean Composite Decking
- Power Washer
- Cleaning Solution
- Stiff Brush
Step by Step guide:
- Clearing and Preparing Your Deck
If you choose to use a composite cleaner and have furniture or anything that’s not made of composite material, it needs to be removed.
- Remove Debris
Ensure all loose debris and leaves are removed from the deck surface using a blower or a broom. Use a scraper or putty knife to remove any standing dirt in between boards.
- Mix Cleaning Solution
If using a composite decking cleaner, carefully follow mixing instructions. However, most composite deck boards can be cleaned with a simple soapy water solution.
- Apply Solution & Clean
Apply cleaning solution to the deck, working in 5 metre sections at a time, use a stiff brush to remove noticeable dirt and grime. Improve efficiency by allowing one section to soak up the solution whilst you’re cleaning another.
- Rinse Well
Once you’ve scrubbed a section, rinse off with a power washer and move onto the next section until the entire deck is clean!
Ice & Snow – To remove ice and snow, use rock salt or calcium chloride remove residue by rinsing with water or mild soap/water solution.
- Tannin, Mildew, Dirt & Grime
Rinsing off your composite decking periodically is important to prevent build-up of pollen/debris, leading to mildew stains. Allow suitable gaps between boards to allow draining.
Clean spot stains using a soap/water solution. Leave cleaned areas to weather for 8-10 weeks to regain colour.
- Scratches, Nicks, Cuts & Grooves
Scratches, nicks, cuts & grooves can be removed by brushing in the direction of the grain. Brushed area will weather back in 8-10 weeks.