Keeping your decking clean
If your decking is situated near deciduous trees or is particularly exposed to build up of leaves or other debris then it’s a good idea to brush it whenever you are out in the garden and have a few spare minutes to make the job of cleaning the boards even easier when you do come to wash it.
Make sure you clean up any food spills immediately too as certain oily foods have the potential to stain your deck, (whether its timber or composite) and any spillages left too long without cleaning may invalidate your product warranty.
What products can you use?
There’s absolutely no need to invest in any specific products to clean your deck. Although you might see composite decking cleaner and restorers for sale in your local DIY store, you really don’t need anything other than some warm water and a pH neutral detergent solution. Some dish soaps or car washing soaps will work well, as will eco friendly products like Ecover. but always check the labelling carefully first.
How to clean your decking
The great news is that you won’t need any specialist chemicals or equipment to clean your composite deck. The main thing you’ll need is some soapy water and a soft bristled brush, or, if it’s been a really long time since you’ve given in a wash – a pressure washer with a wide nozzle setting.