Cleaning and Oiling your Deck
Hi all .. I got bored Friday so decided to clean and oil my own deck for a change.. This then brought on the opportunity to photograph and note the stages for others as it seems to be a popular question.. Firstly what you need to clean the deck:
1) Bucket to put cleaner in
2) A container of house hold Napisan
3) A deck scrub broom available at Bunnies or Mitre 10
Decking before cleaning ( this is the faded section i refer to later just inside the side gate ) How to clean:
Mix 1/3 of the Napisan container into half a bucket of warm to hot water and break down the napisan..
Dampen the deck with water
Apply the cleaner with the deck scrub broom giving a light scrub at the same time
Let sit for 15 minutes without drying ( best to do with sun off the deck ) add more cleaner or a light water spray to keep wet
Once 15 Mins is up apply a small amount of extra cleaner to make it easier to give a scrub..
Give a really thorough scrub
Rinse really well
Leave to dry usually 24 hours
The deck is now clean!!!