As summer days begin to shorten and kids are back in school, there is less time to focus on outdoor maintenance. There are a few tips and tricks Leo Distributors can share with you when it comes to deep cleaning your wooden deck for the end of the season. Keeping up your deck maintains the integrity of the wood and helps it last for years to come.
Dustpan and/or trash bags
Hose with sprayer or power washer
Laundry detergent or commercial deck cleaner
Long-handled scrubbing brush or push broom
Step 1 – Remove items from your deck
Remove all deck furniture, grills, and toys. Thoroughly sweep and remove leaves, branches, and other debris.
Step 2 – Wash the deck
Using a hose or power washer, clean the entirety of the deck. If using a power washer, make sure you do not hold the sprayer too close to the wood as improper technique can be damaging. Make sure to thoroughly clean between the boards.
Step 3 – Cleanse
Make a solution out of water and laundry detergent or use a commercial cleaner. Use a brush or push broom to scrub the solution across the entirety of the deck. Afterwards, rinse it with a hose to remove the product.
Step 4 – Reseal
Reseal the deck following the instructions on the product you purchase. Make sure that no debris has collected on the deck before you get started.
Step 5 – Enjoy your clean deck
Replace all of your deck furniture and other items you took off and enjoy your clean and resealed deck!
If it’s time to look into new decking options, Leo Distributors has multiple products that will be right for you and your family. Stop in our showroom or contact us today to see how we can help you create the backyard deck of your dreams!