The Retreat in Progress

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Cleaning - The Dirty Deck

I finally got up the motivation to start the inevitable spring cleaning around the yard.  I don't like the maintenance, it is not fun, but it is necessary.

I started with cleaning the deck a couple of weeks ago with a pressure washer.  I soon found out that a pressure washer alone was not going to do the trick.  I went to Lowes and bought deck cleaner, sprayed it on, waited 10 minutes, and the dirt and grime came off much easier.

Below are before and after pictures and the deck cleaner I used.

 Before deck cleaner. You can see where I pressure washed it and it just left streaks in the dirt.

 After deck cleaner and pressure washing.


Good stuff!  Made my job much easier.


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  3. Very inspirational! I will have to start on our own deck soon.High Pressure Cleaning

  4. Hi Carmen,

    Thanks for the comment. I am glad I could inspire someone! The cleaning is not the fun part, but a necessity!


  5. Hey Rebbecca, your deck has become wonderful and awesome. I agree that deck cleaning is a necessity as with the passage of time deck can lose its original beauty and shine. Thus deck cleaning is very necessary.

    1. Thanks! Looking back at the post I can't believe it has been over a year since I cleaned it. The deck is overdue for another cleaning.

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    1. I'm glad it was helpful. My deck is wood so I don't know if you can use the product on vtnyl. Rebecca

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  8. Wow great post! I could to try my home. I think that best result would happen when washing.


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