Seventrust Deck Maintenance Method

Seventrust Deck Maintenance Method

Always make sure to read the cleaning product manufacturers’ specific information before using any product on your Seventrust Deck/Porch and follow their instructions.

1, BRUSH

A stiff, natural fiber bristle deck brush is needed. The brush will need a handle port for extension pole or broom handle which can be purchased separately. Quickie® Professional Stiff Natural Fiber Deck Scrub and Blue Hawk Deck Scrub Brush are two we recommend and can be purchased at your local hardware store. The correct brush type is very important so that it can get into all of the surface texture, when used properly.

2, CLEANSER

To clean your WPC Deck/Porch, use an all purpose cleanser such as Chomp! The recommended size is 32oz, which treats approximately 150 square feet of deck surface. The cleansers shown above can be purchased at most hardware stores or online.

Spot Cleaning

In preparation for spot cleaning as well as full surface cleaning, you will need a bucket of water, stiff natural fiber brush with an extension handle and one of the recommended cleaners.

1. Begin with a soiled area on the deck.

2. Dilute cleanser in water at approximately a 50/50 ratio. Saturate the diluted cleanser and allow it to stand on the surface for 30-60 seconds. DO NOT allow the cleanser to dry or evaporate before scrubbing. Clean smaller areas at a time if in direct sunlight. Rinse area thoroughly with water after scrubbing.

3. Using a stiff bristle brush and extension handle, scrub using downward pressure; first scrubbing in the direction of the grain and then against the grain working the cleanser down into the surface texture. DO NOT allow the treated area to dry before rinsing thoroughly as this will allow dirt residue to dry in the surface texture.

4. Rinse the treated area with clean water. For best results, dry or remove standing water with towel or sponge mop. Then allow deck to air dry completely. Always read the cleaning product manufacturers’ specific information before using any product on your composite Deck/Porch and follow their instructions. It is also a good idea to test the cleanser on a scrap piece or inconspicuous area of the deck to make sure it does not harm the surface.

Full Surface Cleaning

After spot cleaning, it may be necessary to go back and clean the entire deck surface if the spot cleaned areas appear cleaner than the non-treated areas.

1. Dilute one quart (32 oz) of cleanser into two gallons of water.

2. Using a stiff bristle brush and extension handle, dip the brush into the bucket of water containing the cleanser and scrub using downward pressure; first scrubbing in the direction of the grain and then against the grain working the cleanser down into the surface texture. The cleanser will create suds on the deck that need to be rinsed with water. Continue this process across the entire deck surface.

3. Always rinse thoroughly before proceeding to the next area. Do not allow scrubbed areas to dry before rinsing as this will cause white hazing of the surface. If your deck is in direct sunlight, you will need to rinse often. After rinsing, allow the area to dry to see if any areas were missed or need another application.

4. The best way to properly and thoroughly clean the decking is to work in smaller areas, about 5 boards at a time, and finish completely before moving on to the next area. Apply cleanser ONLY to the sections you are scrubbing. After scrubbing these smaller areas, rinse thoroughly. Systematically work your way across the decking as seen in image. When completed, remove any standing water with a towel or sponge mop and allow the surface to dry.

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