How To Clean Trex Composite Decking

What is the best cleaner for Trex decking?

Clean the deck with a soft-bristle brush and warm, soapy water. (Trex doesn’t specify a brand of soap, so a dish soap such as Dawn is a good choice.) The brush will ensure you’ll get any dirt in the embossed pattern.

How do I make my Trex deck look new again?

Remove larger items of debris by hand or with a broom, then use a water hose to spray down the surface of the decking. Combine half a cup of apple cider or white wine vinegar with a gallon of water and a cup of baking soda — this is the cleaning solution recommended by Trex for its decking boards.

Is it OK to power wash Trex decking?

Trex does not recommend the use of a pressure washer. The use of a pressure washer on deck surface could damage the decking surface and will void the warranty with respect to any condition caused by the pressure washing.

What should you use to clean composite decking?

Mix soap and warm water, similar to the ratio you might use to wash your dishes. Dip the deck brush into the bucket of soapy water and start scrubbing your deck. Don’t be afraid to apply significant pressure to clear away as much dirt as possible—composite is hardy and can take it.

How do you clean Trex decking with vinegar?

For a composite deck: Combine a half-cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to ¼ a cup of baking soda with 1 gallon of water. Swab this mixture on the entire deck and rinse well with clean water. Avoid homemade deck cleaners or brighteners when using a pressure washer or power washer.

Can I use vinegar on Trex decking?

For mold removal, try cleaning composite decking with vinegar. Use your hose to remove as much of the surface grime and mold as possible. Mix two parts vinegar and one part water into a bucket and pour the solution directly on the mold. After the solution is poured, sprinkle some baking soda on the area.

How do you clean composite decking with OxiClean?

Mix 1 cup OxiClean and 1 gallon water in a cleaning bucket. Rinse off your deck with the garden hose to loosen debris and buildup. Dip a nylon scrub brush into the water and OxiClean mixture and scrub it over the deck. Rinse off your deck once more to wash away all of the lifted buildup, and let the deck air dry.

Can I use Simple Green on Trex deck?

Using a mild soap like Simple Green for cleaning a composite deck is usually all you need. We are so happy with a lower maintenance deck after building our Deckorators Composite Decking 2 years ago which still looks brand new.

Can you jet wash composite decking?

Yes, it is safe to clean TimberTech composite decking with a power washer. Here are some tips to bear in mind when you’re power-washing your deck: Before washing your deck, sweep away leaves and other debris with a broom. Use a fan tip nozzle and a suitable cleaning product.

Can you use OxiClean on Trex deck?

Homemade Trex Deck Cleaner You can make a simple homemade deck cleaner by combining powdered oxygen bleach, like OxiClean, with liquid dish soap and water. This cleaner is mild and environmentally friendlier than chlorine bleach cleaners. Add two cups of the oxygen bleach powder to two gallons of warm water.

Why is my composite deck turning white?

Probably the first thing a homeowner will notice is white spots on the deck. These are exposed wood particles bleached by the sun and rain. This is a sure sign that the deck’s seal has been damaged.

How long does Trex deck last?

Composite decking requires minimal upkeep and can last between 25 and 30 years. On average, plastic decking has a similar lifespan to composite decking and can last nearly 30 years.

How do you clean algae off Trex decking?

Mix 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner using 1 part water to 1 part concentrate in a tank sprayer. Apply mixture to dry deck and saturate the deck thoroughly. Gently sweep the deck to clean inside any grooves and let the cleaner work. Once the deck looks visually clean, rinse with a hose.

Can I use floor cleaner on composite decking?

Although the surface looks solid, composite decking is actually quite porous. Therefore, it needs an oxygenated cleaner that can reach deep into the material and clean inside the deck as well as the surface. When purchasing a cleaner, always check the label and NEVER use a Chlorine Bleach based “deck cleaner”.

Can you clean Trex with bleach?

Harsh chemicals, such as bleach, are NOT recommended on any composite surface! These chemicals can eat away at the composite structure and leave permanent discolorations and damage.

Can you use baking soda to clean a deck?

Baking soda: Mix a gallon of water and a cup of baking soda, stirring up the solution until the baking soda is completely dissolved. You can then use a scrub brush or broom brush to thoroughly scrub the deck with the mixture before you rinse it clean with water. Yes, you can use Oxyclean® on your deck.