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5 Simple Deck Wash Recipes & Tips

Wood decks are a nice feature for the back yard but they do require a bit of TLC to keep them looking as good as possible and extend their lifespan.

SprayHere are a handful of homemade cleaners you can try including a couple for removing stains and mildew.

Some tips before getting started:

Quick Notes:

General Cleaner:

1 gallon water
1 cup powdered laundry detergent (no bleach)
3/4 cup oxygen bleach (optional but good to use if mildew stains are present)

Maintenance Spray:

Use this mix for a light jobs where no real problems or staining exists (basically just removing surface dirt and freshening up the deck).

Heavy Duty Mix:

Fighting Mildew:

Stain Remover (such as Mold and Rust):