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Your new composite deck from OUTDURE be it ECODECKING or RESORTDECK should provide years of enjoyment. It will never require staining, painting or refinishing. It will never spinter, crack or rott away like traditional wood decking materials.

However, composit decking products are not 100% maintenance free. A small amount of maintenance will go a long way to retain a fresh look of your deck.

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Routine cleaning

Prevention is beter than a cure. Clean your deck every six months to ensure that pollen and organic debris dont settle on the deck. Spray off the surface with a garden hose. Use warm soapy water along with a non metal scrubing brush.
To remove leaves and other organic materials with a broom.
Leaves, seeds and pollen can settle between the gaps of the boards and clog up the gaps. Water then pools up and seeps into the debris causing a “tea” or tannin that may stain the deck. Plus this debris is ideal food source for mold. Keeping the gap clean is the easiest way to prevent these issues. If deck gaps become clogged, use a garden hose to remove the debris. Tools like a spatula or putty knife could work well but may scratch the deck. Use them carefully.
Mould and mildew

To thrive mold needs moisture and temperatures between 0 and about 30 degrees. OUTDURE composite decking is not a food source for mold but it can collect food in the form of pollen, dirt and debris from overflow of potplants and gutters.
To prevent mild on your deck regular cleaning is often needed (minimum of twice yearly is recommended). Remove the molds food source sutch as leaves, potplant overflow and debris that might have founds it way on to the deck from gutters.
If mold is present you can use a product like Wet and Forget®. Its is specialy formulated to remove mold, mildew and gunge that might be found on your deck.
Water blasting

OUTDURE does not recommend the use of a high powerd water blaster. If a water blaster is to be used on a OUTDURE deck use extream caution.
Any water blaster with a greater than 1500 PSO and/or applied closer thatn 15cm from the deck surface.
Water blasting is not recommended if mold or mildew is present on the deck.
Food and drink stains

Decks are made to be enjoyed so food and drink stains cant be avoided where barbecue sauce is usual the culprate. Clean up the mess as soons as possible. In most cases warm soapy water or a mild household cleaner will usually do the trick.
Scuffs and abrasions and rust stains

OUTDURE composite decking is designed to retain its fresh look, obviously if furniture etc. is dragged over any surface it will leave some kind of marking. In the case of ECODECKING the surface may be revitalised if need be with the OUTDURE Revitalising Wire Brush.
Depending on the surface finish your product has, rust stains can be removed by light brushing.
The surface finish you achieve is entiraly up to the technique and pressure you use.
Practice your resurfacing technique on a scrap piece of decking before trying to resurface an area in the middle of your deck.
In the case of RESORTDECK, the wire brush is not advised because it might damage the outer layer of the decking board. OUTDURE recommends the use of the OUTDURE Wax Care Kit to cover up those unishgtlly marks.

If you follow these few tips you can expect your deck to stay fresh for far longer. For more information on deck care and maintenince visit our care and clean page on our website or contact us directly.

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