If your wooden deck is faded, grey or stained, a bit of washing with the proper deck cleaner and a fresh coat of stain will completely transform your outdoor space! Plus, it will protect your deck from the elements and help extend its life.
Choosing the right cleaning product beforehand will ensure that your newly stained deck will looks its best and last the longest. Set your deck up for success with this deck cleaning guide from Duckback:
Exterior Wood Stripper
Use a deck stain stripper on all exterior wood that has been previously treated or stained. Superdeck® Exterior Wood Stripper is a ready-to-use solution that will remove paint, stains, and varnishes from exterior wood to help reveal only the wood’s original grain. Apply with a roller or brush, let sit for 30-35 minutes to penetrate the wood. Rinse with garden hose and repeat if necessary!
Exterior Wood Brightener
After stripping the wood surface, applying Superdeck® Exterior Wood Brightener helps neutralize the wood and open wood pores so that stain can penetrate the surface. Formulated to remove the dark brown to black discoloration from wood that was caused by tannin stains, nail stains, and rust stains. Wood Brightener should be used after Superdeck® Wood Cleaner or Superdeck® Wood Stripper in order to bring back the natural color of the wood. Apply with pump up sprayer, let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with garden hose.
Exterior Wood Cleaner
Superdeck® Exterior Wood Cleaner is intended for older decks. Formulated to remove foreign matter from wood, including oxidized (failed) coatings, dirt, grease, oil, pollen, algae and surface stains caused by mildew. Apply with pump up sprayer, let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with garden hose. Use a scrub brush for tough stains and repeat process if necessary.