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Outdoor Deck Maintenance and Cleaning

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

wood-deck-maintenanceOutdoor Deck Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

By Anne Del Rio

The outdoor deck is vulnerable to the elements of nature. For this reason, it needs frequent upkeep.

Here are some tips that can help you maintain your porch.

Sweep the floor thoroughly. Remove the fragments wedged between wooden planks with a putty tool. This special knife has a wide and flat blade made of metal for scraping and applying cement.

deck-cleanerMold can cause the deck to deteriorate quickly. Wash on a regular basis. Use the right cleanser. The typical deck cleaner is appropriate for wood. Just make sure to follow manufacturer’s guidelines. A specific formula is needed if your deck is made of composite material. Standard de-greasing substances can eliminate oil stains. The vinyl deck can be cleaned easily using mild soap and warm water.

The best time to wash your deck us when the day is cool. Sunlight can dissolve cleansing chemicals. Thus, avoid cleaning during hot days. For wooden verandas, apply the cleaner using a brush with stiff bristles, paint roller or garden spray device. Scrub the flooring before the deck dries up. Douse the floor with the cleaner for at least 10 minutes before rinsing.

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