When it comes to deck building, professionals always take great care so you will enjoy a hassle-free experience. However, professionals also advise homeowners to care for their decks so they can enjoy their extended living area for a long time.
Here is some advice on how to clean and care for your composite deck.
Clean Your Deck Regularly
Stains and dirt buildup can become harder to remove when they’ve been sitting on your deck for a long time. To make sure they don’t cause any damage to the color of your composite decking, clean the surface regularly or after extensive use, such as a barbecue or a dinner.
Use Mild Detergent and Water
The beauty of composite isn’t just its appearance and durability; it’s also its ease of cleaning. To clean your deck, mix some mild detergent with warm water. Use a mop or a soft microfiber cloth to wipe down every spot. Focus more time on stains. Let it soak for a minute or two, and then hose it down with a regular garden hose or with a power washer.
Ensure the Power Washer Is on the Right Setting
You probably don’t need the highest setting for your power washer. Start with the lowest setting to avoid damaging your deck, and make sure to hit every spot with the jets of water until clean.
Use Denatured Alcohol
Denatured alcohol is effective for spot cleaning and removing fingerprints from your composite deck. You can also use a manufacturer-recommended cleaner. Test the cleaner on an obscure part of the deck first to make sure it doesn’t affect the material’s color.
Use Only White Cloth
White cloth is your best option for cleaning your deck. Using colored cloths can result in the color transferring to your deck.
Learn more tips and tricks for cleaning your composite deck. Get in touch with The Deck Store. Call us at (701) 223-1008, or use this form to get your free quotation. We also offer professional patio installation.