A deck can be a great addition to your property and give you more available space to use that is fully functional. Treated pine decking is a popular material to choose for the construction of your deck because it is designed to be durable. Even though treated pine decking is designed to withstand the outdoor elements, you need to take steps to maintain your decking over time if you want it to be visually appealing. It is important that you are aware of the care and maintenance tips that leave your pine decking looking clean without wear.
It is always important for you to sweep away all dirt and debris off of your pine decking before you apply any type of sealant onto the pine decking. This means that you should use a natural fibre broom with course bristles that allows you to get deep into the crevices of the pine decking.
When you want to clean the surface of the pine decking, you can choose to power wash it clean. It is possible to attach a power washer to your garden hose. When you are using a power washer to clean your pine decking, you need to make sure that you stand back a few feet because increased pressure can cause damage to the surface of the pine. If you want to use more caution when cleaning your pine decking, it is possible to use just water and a cleaning solution.
The cleaning solution that works best to remove mildew and mould from the surface of pine decking is any type of oxygen bleach. You just add a small amount of the oxygen bleach to your cleaning water, and you have a solution that will remove most surface stains from your pine decking. Cleaning your deck using this solution is a lot less harsh than using a power washer. When you are scrubbing away stains on your deck, make sure that you scrub in circular motions while applying a small amount of pressure.
After you have removed all stains from the surface of the pine decking with the cleaning solution, you can just rinse the deck with the hose. Make sure that you allow the pine decking to dry completely before you apply a sealant. It is best to let the pine decking dry for a full day after you have rinsed it thoroughly. The sealant will be effective at preventing future stains from adhering to your pine decking.
For more care tips, contact a decking supplier like Australian Treated Pine.