Deck cleaning


Old 05-20-20, 11:10 AM
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Deck cleaning

Going to be staining the deck and was inquiring about the best cleaner to use. Deck is 3 yrs old and is pressure treated. Tried 30 second cleaner no joy. Thanks in advance
Old 05-20-20, 11:19 AM
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Everybody will have a favorite, mine is Olympic. Definable stay away from Bhear, that stuff is useless!
Old 05-20-20, 12:08 PM
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I almost always use household bleach because it's both cheap and effective. If there is grime other than mildew I'll add TSP to the mix.
My SOP is to wet the deck, apply the cleaner with a pump up garden sprayer, let it set but not dry and then rinse with a pressure washer. Stubborn areas might require a 2nd treatment and/or scrubbing with an old broom. A garden hose can be substituted for the pressure washer.
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OxiClean powder, mixed extra strong and sprayed on the already pressure-washed deck, did wonders for my remaining mold stains and overall look of the wood.
Old 05-26-20, 09:06 PM
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If you didnt powerwash and rinse your deck off after your "oxiclean treatment", I think that explains where the white residue on your deck stain is coming from when you rub the deck with your foot.
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I let a light rain and a couple of days do it, lol. I was referring to the dark brown stain being easy to scratch, like a paint.

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