How to Remove Grease From Composite Decking

M. John

Stains on your ultra decking board can make your decking look less attractive. Grease stains can be very difficult to clean compared to cleaning dirt on the decking. When there is a grease stain on your composite decking, you should immediately remove the stain on the decking. If you don’t know how to remove grease stains from composite decking, this article is for you.

Why You Should Clean Grease on Composite Decking

Grease stains on composite decking can be very difficult to clean if it is neglected. A reason why you shouldn’t leave oil stains on your decking. Leaving oil or grease stains on your decking for a long time can be very tough to remove.

The grease stains can remain permanent if you fail to clean them early. You won’t want to have a permanent stain that will make your decking look less appealing. But cleaning it as soon as possible will prevent the oil from staining your deck permanently.

 How to Remove Grease on Composite Deckings

brown composite decking

Knowing why you remove grease on your decking quickly, let us consider how you can do that. You can make use of hot water with soap. Apart from that, you can also use baking soda and vinegar to remove the stains. If you follow the procedures below, you should be able to remove grease stains easily.

Use Hot Soapy Water

If your decking is stained with grease or oil from food, you can remove the grease by scrubbing. You can scrub the affected area with hot water and soap.

Step 1

First, get some paper towels and use them to wipe some of the greases on the decking surface. It will reduce the amount of grease on the decking. It will also hasten the removal of the grease stain.

Step 2

Secondly, after you have wiped some of the greases with the paper towel, it’s time to wash the decking with soapy water. Get an ammonia-free liquid dishwasher and mix it with hot water. You can mix one tablespoon of the liquid dishwasher with a gallon of hot water. Pour some of the mixtures on the affected area with the grease stain.

 Step 3

Then, with a bristle brush, scrub the grease away. Ensure you scrub the greasy area well to remove the stains from the composite decking.

Step 4 

Lastly, rinse the composite decking with water.

Use Hot Water With Undiluted Dishwasher

You can also remove grease stains with hot water and a concentrated dishwasher. It is advisable to use an ammonia-free dishwasher for composite deckings.

Step 1

First, get a bucket of hot water and pour it on the grease stain.

Step 2

Then add some undiluted ammonia-free dishwasher to the stain and scrub it with a bristle brush. The dishwasher will break down the structure of the oil for easy removal. For stubborn grease stain, place the dishwasher on the stain and let it stay for a while. Then use the brush to scrub the stains away. Keep scrubbing till the stain is removed.

Step 3

Finally, use water to rinse the decking to remove the traces of soap.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

You can also remove grease stains with vinegar and baking soda. Baking soda works well for oil stains by absorbing the oil on the deck’s surface. A mixture of vinegar and baking soda will act as an agent to remove the grease. You can add either apple cider or white vinegar to the baking soda.

 Step 1

Sprinkle some baking soda directly on the grease stain. Allow the baking to stay in the affected area for some minutes. It will allow the baking to absorb some of the oil.

Step 2

Get your vinegar and pour it on the baking soda. The vinegar will create a foam with the baking soda. Then use a bristle brush to scrub the affected part. Scrub but well to remove the stains from the composite decking.


You can remove grease from composite decking by scrubbing the deck with hot soapy water. In addition, you can also use vinegar and baking soda to remove the grease stain.

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