The best decks are ones that get tons of use and are fully enjoyed. We hope your bamboo composite deck sees many good times and many parties -- even if this means a bit of clean-up afterward. Here are some general cleaning tips for keeping your deck looking good as new for years to come.
Try to do general cleaning in the Spring and Fall. (This is basically so you can clean-up after winter snows and summer BBQs!). To remove stains we recommend using a deck brightener like Cabot Wood Brightener or Olympic Premium Deck Cleaner. Remember that these products are meant to be diluted in a bucket with water first. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you’re mixing everything correctly. Different cleaning products can be used but it’s a good idea to check to see if it contains oxalic acid (Most wood brighteners do.), and test it on an inconspicuous area of your deck beforehand to make sure it doesn’t stain.
First, spray the area off with a hose to get rid of all surface debris. Spread your cleaning mixture around with a push broom and scrub it into the deck. Then, let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing with water. For more stubborn residue you may also use warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Regular Dawn dish soap works well. Be sure to rinse the soap away with fresh water when you’re done.