Mould, oil, or grease can leave a permanent stain on your composite decking if you don’t clean it. Keeping your composite decking clean is an easy way to maintain your decking. Pressure washing of the decking is now becoming common among homeowners.  If you don’t have a pressure washer, you don’t need to worry. There are several ways you can keep your composite decking sparkling clean without using a pressure washer. This article will examine how to clean a composite deck without a pressure washer.

Ways to Clean Composite Decking Without a Pressure Washer

How to clean composite deck Without Pressure Washer

If you want to keep your composite decking clean without using a pressure washer, there are different ways to do that. There are cleaning solutions in stores that you can purchase in keeping your decking clean. You can also prepare a homemade cleaner by yourself. Apart from using a cleaner, you will also need things like a broom for sweeping the deck. In addition, you will need a bristle brush for scrubbing. And also a bucket, and garden hose with a nozzle to rinse the decking.

Composite Decking Cleaner

It is a cleaning solution you can get in stores. You can use it to remove stains on your deck. Cleaning your deck with a composite decking cleaner is simple. To clean the deck, first, sweep the deck to remove debris. After sweeping the deck with a broom, pour a little of the cleaning solution into a bucket. Dilute the cleaning solution with a gallon of water, then use the mixture to clean the decking. After cleaning the decking, rinse it with water to remove all traces of soap.

Liquid Dishwasher

Another type of cleaner you can use in keeping your decking clean is a dishwasher. Dishwashers contain mild chemicals that will not damage your deck. When using the dishwasher as a cleaner for your decking, ensure you use a kind that is free from ammonia.

 To wash your wood-plastic decking, mix the dishwasher with warm water in a bucket. You can add about two tablespoons of the dishwasher to a gallon of warm water. Then use the mixture to clean your composite decking.

Vinegar

 Furthermore, if you have vinegar in your home, you can use it to clean your deck. Vinegar is a good cleaner for composite deckings. It can remove stains on your decking. You can use either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar to clean your composite decking. 

To use vinegar as a cleaner for your deck, mix the vinegar with water in a bucket. Mix a half cup of vinegar with a gallon of water. Then use the mixture to scrub your deck. Using vinegar as a cleanser for your composite deck is a good alternative if you don’t have a pressure washer.

Bristle Brush

You can use a bristle brush to scrub stains off your decking. Brushes are also effective in removing mould on the decking. Making use of a brush is an affordable way to clean a composite deck without a pressure washer. You can add a cleaning solution to your decking and use the brush to scrub the deck’s surface. 

Garden Hose

Apart from using a bristle brush to clean the decking, you can also use a garden hose to wash the deck. Making use of a garden hose is an easy way to keep the deck clean. If you don’t have a pressure washer, a garden hose is a good alternative. Get a garden hose with a nozzle and use it to wash debris away from the deck’s surface.

Baking Soda

Making use of Baking soda to wash your deck is also a good way to keep your decking neat. Baking soda is a good cleaner for composite decking, particularly in removing stains. If you want to use baking soda to wash your composite deck, sprinkle some baking soda on the deck. After sprinkling it on the deck surface, you can now scrub the deck with a bristle brush.

Conclusion

 Cleaning a composite deck without a pressure washer is possible. You will need a cleaning solution, a bristle brush, and a garden hose.