Just wanted to update everyone with information I got from the people at Correctdeck about cleaning and getting the mold off.
I was told to clean it with Corte clean and if that didn't work, use Behr multi surface Cleaner to remove the mold. If you don't know, the Behr Multipurpose cleaner contains (SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE) which is Bleach.
The Corte clean didn't get the entire mold up, so I went to the Behr cleaner and hand scrubbed the whole deck to remove the mold. It did a good job, but instead of having a Mahogany deck, I have a bleached very whitish deck!! (Hard to explain the color, I just wasn't happy)
So I called up correctdeck last week and told them about getting the mold off and that my deck was very faded. They told me to power wash the deck, let it dry and then get some Behr Plus Stain and stain the deck! I was like what? They said that was the only way to get some of the color back. They said nothing about sealing it.
So I orderd a small 1/2 pint of Mahogany deck finish, took it to Sherwin Williams and got a gallon of Stain to match and applied it to the deck. Unfortunately I had to get a second gallon to apply a second coat. Believe it or not, it actually looks good, is it going to last? We will find out! Am I happy that I still have to clean it 2-3 times a year, and stain it every 1-2 years? NO! I should have just got wood for a lot cheaper price. So if anyone is interested in getting your deck clean, and looking good, you can wash it, and stain it!
I have a small deck around 16X16 and the cost was around $140 in supplies and a few days for dry time! This may not help anyone, just some ideas if anyone is interested.
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