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What is decking cleaner made of?
Decking cleaners generally contain alcohol ethoxylate, a common surfactant that strips decking oil, stain, and paint from wooden surfaces.
How to use decking cleaner?
To clean decking, you’ll need a stiff brush, decking cleaner, gloves, a paint brush or roller, and a pressure washer. Follow these steps to remove decking stain completely:
- Wait for a few clear days without rain – temperatures of between 10°C and 25°C are also preferable.
- Put your gloves on, shake the cleaning solution, pour it out into a plastic container, then stir it through using a paint brush.
- Split the decking up into sections of three boards that you can cover with cleaner in under 10 minutes; this is important because you can’t walk on a section of decking with product on it.
- Apply the cleaning solution to the first of these sections in the same way as you paint walls, using long, even strokes and remembering not to walk on a section that has cleaner on it.
- Coat the remaining sections of the decking, making sure that you leave a strip for you to walk on
- Apply another coat to the decking roughly an hour after the first coat went on.
- An hour later, test out a patch with a scrubbing brush – ensure that the stain has been removed effectively.
- If the stain has not come off completely, apply an extra coat all over.
- Wait for an hour and then scrub the entire deck with your scrubbing brush, finishing off with a pressure wash.