Pressure washing decking.

Discussion in 'Pressure Washing' started by Diwrnach, Mar 8, 2015.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Assume I need to use a lower power on decking? not done one before but got a quote on Monday, any advice?
     
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    Di - decking is a real MO-FO! Here's the catch, if it's a bad one with algae all over it covered in sh**t it's gonna take longer than doing patios or driveways.

    Start with shed load of of APC and a stiff decking brush, get off as much as you can prior to power washing.

    Use some caustic ****, go as far as house hold bleach if you need to.

    If you want to be eco considerate instead of caustic **** you can go with covering the deck with baking soda and then use loads of white vinegar on top of that with a deck brush.

    Then one nice even pass with your power washer - shouldn't really need more than 2500psi

    HOWEVER - INSIST that you also stain and seal it for them otherwise it will look like **** again before the end of summer.
     
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  4. Diwrnach

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    Apparently oxygen bleach? is the stuff to use as it doesn't kill everything? though I am thinking I might want to turn this one down....
     
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    Mate, I charge 3 time the price for decking that I do for a patio / driveway, plus the cost of stain & sealer and if they aren't having it stained and sealed I aint doing the job.

    But yes oxygen bleach is better. Like I said baking soda,, white vinegar or even a good coating of hydrogen peroxide.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys, think I am going to pass on it, just sent her a message saying I don't think I can do it.
     
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    it all depends how bad it is ,sometimes bleach will get rid of the algae and in extreme situations it might need a diluted mix of hypo , either way dont leave the above on any longer than 10 to 15 minutes or the the **** sorry deck :laugh: can turn a grey colour , this wont matter if its being stained and sealed . theres another good product called patio magic that works well but its more expensive
     
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    My d*ck has turned grey so what should I do mr shine...Would rubbing something on it help? :laugh:
     
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    neat hypo will sort it , deckless smurf:laugh:
     
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    I had my first deck pressure washing job last month. But if you want to know how I did it you'll have to pay me £250 and wear my branded tshirts. Its the first deck pressure washing course in the country.:thumbsup:
     
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