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How to Remove Stains from Your Deck

Decks are a great way to enjoy the summer season with your friends and family. Unfortunately, they can take a beating with food stains, dirt, and grime. When you are looking to get your deck spotless for the upcoming summer, the following tips will help you clean with ease.

Removing Stains from Hard Surface Decks

Though a power washer will help you remove the base layer of dirt and grime, more stubborn stains will need additional attention. If your stain is caused by food, oil, or grease, scrub it with grease-cutting dishwashing detergent or bi-degradable degreaser. Mix the detergent with hot water and use a stiff bristled brush to apply. Then rinse clean and repeat as needed to remove the stain.

If a beverage, such as coffee, tea, or soft drinks, stains your deck, the same solution can be applied but mix it with cold water instead of hot. Once again, use your stiff bristled brush to apply the solution until the stain is gone.

Removing Stains from Wooden Decks

Wooden decks are not able to handle a variety of chemicals, so they will need to be cleaned differently. When you are purchasing cleaning solutions, make sure it is made for wood decks specifically, such as chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach, and oxalic acid based cleaners.

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