07:09AM | 09/04/03
Member Since: 09/03/03
1 lifetime posts
My deck is built from pressure treated wood and is dark grey now from wethering. I have cleaned it in the past using a pressure washer. This did a great job but now I have concerns about hurting the wood surface. I have heard about a cleaning product that contains an active oxygen ingredient that cleans more effectivly and with out damage to the wood surface. I would like any product names and good/bad experiences.


09:11AM | 09/17/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I restore about 15 decks a year and if you are damaginig your deck with the pressure washer then you are getting it done wrong.
If there is nothing on the deck (all natural not stains or treatments)go to most paint stores and get some kind of deck wash apply with a pesticide sprayer cost about $19.00 for a cheapy 1 follow the directions and then you should be able to pressure washer it off with no problems.
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