Best way to clean decking

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  1. moonpig

    moonpig Active Member
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    HELP! Today I cleaned my first lot of decking it took an age !!!!! Low pressure and 15 degrees nozzle anyone know a better way of cleaning it please would really appreciate a point in the fit direction.
     
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  2. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    I did my decking at the weekend with the steamer and made it so easy
    I used to use the pressure washer on low and wide nozzle because you will put splits all over the decking
    Usually decking is dead easy what was on it
     
  3. moonpig

    moonpig Active Member
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    God knows what was on it I think it had been stained with a really dark stain at some point in its life. It was really really green and slippery couldn't tell what I had cleaned and what was dirty. Tried hypo mind at 25-1 with a good squirt of washing up liquid in it as I've heard that makes it stick to things ? Didn't do anything to the decking at all. Sprayed it on a really mingging bit had a bacon sarnie that the custy had cooked for me went back and was the same as when I sprayed it hahaha.
     
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    mate hypo is klass stuff but it dont work miracles lol
     
  5. Eviestevie

    Eviestevie Grand Master
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    I use hypo on decking
    It's probly been stained with the wrong stuff rather proper decking oil or stain
    Can be a night mare has it really absorbs into the wood
    I always ask what it was stained with and do a patch test
     
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    Back in the summer I got these little pouches of solution made by karcher, you add to 5L of water, spray on with sprayer, leave then work with stiff brush and rinse.

    Since I got them not one person has asked for decking cleaning :((
     
  7. Williams Jet Wash

    Williams Jet Wash Williams jet wash Services
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    I've just done some decking that had a very dark stain- I threw some swarfega decking cleaner in the water and used the flat surface cleaner went with the grain- then finished job round edges with a turbo lance from a distance great results very happy customer
     

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  8. moonpig

    moonpig Active Member
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    Well now looking at your pics William it deffo wasn't a stain it must have been paint and really really old decking. Oh well they were happy with the result it was just me that wasn't. Didn't know if there was a easier better way to clean them.
    Thanks for the replies...
     
  9. Williams Jet Wash

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    . Moonpig--- send before after of that painted decking if you have the pics -- allways like to see results.
     
  10. moonpig

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    image.jpg I didn't take any of that decking in question. But hear is a roof clean I did
     
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