Questions & How-to
about Vinyl Decking

How to Clean your
Vinyl Sundeck

No one likes to clean – especially when the seasons change and your deck is left muddy or full of leaves.

Q: Do I need to get my vinyl deck powerwashed?

We have engineered our DEC-K-ING vinyl membranes with mildew inhibitors, making them easier and more hands-free to clean than traditional vinyl.

A simple detergent and a good medium-bristle brush, or even just a high-pressure hose, are the recommended tools for cleaning your deck. If you choose to use a power washer, make sure to do so on a low-pressure setting. But a good scrub is usually all that is needed for a brand-new looking deck.

Occasionally, you may encounter a troublesome stain that’s more difficult to remove. A simple concentrated lemon detergent should solve the problem, otherwise Global DEC-K-ING offers a concentrated spot cleaner for purchase. Never use a bleach-based cleaner, as it will permanently damage the color of your decking.

For added UV and life protection, Global DEC-K-ING Vinyl Deck general purpose cleaner is also available.


About Brendan Houle

My parents, Roland and Gloria Houle started GLOBAL DEC-K-ING SYSTEMS in 1978. I have been working with the family business now over 20 years. I enjoy traveling around, visiting customers and training new installers. I take pride knowing our deck waterproofing systems provide years of maintenance free outdoor living.

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