The Ultimate Backyard Deck Cleaning Guide

The Ultimate Deck Cleaning GuideTundraland is proud to install decks that are designed to be long-lasting and low-maintenance, but it’s never a bad idea to give your deck some extra TLC. Certain factors like location or decking furniture will influence how much care and maintenance is needed for this structure. As a general rule of thumb, you should give your deck a nice cleaning every year with a pressure washer or garden hose to get rid of any dirt or grime that has accumulated. We recommend doing this in the springtime to start your warmer months off on the right foot. Here’s how to handle more specific deck cleaning situations:

Preventing & Removing Stains

Our composite decks are designed to resist stains, but this doesn’t mean you should be careless about spills. Make sure to immediately wipe up any messes to keep the area clean and to prevent any permanent stains. If a spill does leave behind residue, you should be able to easily clean it with dish soap or laundry detergent and a plastic bristled scrub brush.

Repairing Scratches

While rearranging your deck layout, your grill or furniture may leave behind a scratch or two. Not to worry—scratches in our decking can be repaired! Simply use a stainless-steel wire brush over the scratch, going along the grain. For larger scratches, test a small portion first.

Removing Snow & Ice

Wisconsin weather can be weird: One day it snows, and the next it’s warm and sunny. If you want to get outside but have some snow on your deck, use a plastic shovel (not metal!) to clear it off. For stubborn, slippery ice, salt should do the trick—just be sure to hose it off once the ice has melted.

If you’re looking for more in-depth care tips for your deck or other Tundraland products, consult our convenient cleaning guide here.

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