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BV001662

06:34PM | 07/25/13
Purchased Trex decking in 08. Mold problems began one year later and has spread ever since. Cleaned with soap and water, pressured washed and used a composite deck cleaner all with negative results. Also the color has faded on decking. I have spent less time maintaining my wood deck than my Trex deck and I`ve had my wood deck longer. I am very disappointed with this product. When I contacted Trex all I got was a list of more chemicals that I can spend my time applying. I do not recommend this product it is not worth the extra money.

nycreativecarpentry

02:17PM | 07/28/13
Member Since: 02/16/10
5 lifetime posts
Bite the bullet.
Clean with bleach using a strong solution in a bucket, 1part bleach to 1 part water, use a deck brush on an overcast day, keep it wet for at least a half hour or longer before rinsing it thoroughly.
Then paint on a deck paint, Benjamine Moore and others have them made to cover all decks.
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BV001706

01:22PM | 07/30/13
I bought a house w a trex deck. I don't know when it was added. But I have mold and not happy. I live in Mass.

BV001755

12:08PM | 08/05/13
my trex deck is ~5 yrs old and is being consumed by this mold- the white railing-as well as the floor boards. One post covering (at the base of the railing post) turned completely light grey (the deck is brown). I have used vinegar -soap- am considering power wash??? It is very, very discouraging. I do not live in a humid climate where mold is a usual problem.

BV001761

01:59PM | 08/06/13
I live in Ohio and replaced a wooden deck with Trex Choice Deck. I thought i could reduce the maintenance of the wooden deck but never that the Choice DEck by Trex would be so terrible with black spots and fading. Complaints to Lowes and Trex have brought absolutely no satisfaction.

BV001787

09:31PM | 08/09/13
Replaced old wooden deck with Trex 3 years ago and the last 2 tears nothing but mold spots and now green discoloration on 6 boards.Have spoken to both Lowes and Home Depot and they know about the problem,but state it is Trex manufacturer problem.My question is why do these 2 stores continue to sell this joke of a product.They know and will not tell the consumer full disclosure of the flaws Trex has with molding.

BV001830

12:13PM | 08/15/13
I have green mold and black mold. I was told that the black mold will come back even after I clean the deck. They have recommend to stain the deck and the black mold won't come back. Are they right?

BV001846

05:31PM | 08/16/13
Will never buy Trex again? Does anyone know where to find the tree marking to prove it is Trex?

BV001847

07:23PM | 08/16/13
I have a trex deck for over 8 years and have never had any issues with it. The color is still good and I have never seen any black mold on my deck. Considering I live in the pacific NW and my deck faces north I don't I understand why so many people are having mold issues. Mold and moss grow everywhere here, except my deck!
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