A well-maintained deck can transform your outdoor space into a relaxing and inviting area – perfect for entertaining or unwinding. You may even find that decking can add value to your home. Over time, however, decks can start to look tired and worn. This guide will walk you through the process of cleaning and reviving your decking, making it look as good as new. 

Essential Tools & Equipment

Step 1: Prepare The Decking For Cleaning

  • Give the decking a thorough brush to remove loose dirt and debris.

  • Protect any surrounding plants or grass with a protective sheet to avoid damage from the cleaner.

Step 2: Apply The Cleaner

  • Pour your decking solution directly onto the decking.

Step 3: Scrub The Decking

  • Use a stiff brush to scrub the deck vigorously, ensuring you remove all the dirt and grime.

Step 4: Allow The Cleaner To Work

  • Leave the cleaner on the decking for 15 to 20 minutes or according to the manufacturer's instructions, allowing it to penetrate and lift the dirt.

Step 5: Rinse The Decking

Step 6: Dry and Protect

  • Ensure the deck is completely dry before applying a protective layer according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I leave the decking cleaner on before rinsing?

Can I use a regular garden hose to rinse the cleaner off?

Is it necessary to stain the deck after cleaning?

Will decking cleaner harm my plants or grass?

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