TREX DECKING CARE & MAINTENANCE
All exterior building materials require cleaning, including Trex decking. Generally, soap and water is all that is required to clean the Trex Transcend® range.
A pressure washer with no greater than 3100 psi can be used to remove the dirt, concrete, dust or other type of construction dirt. You can only use a fan tip and up to a 3100 psi pressure washer to remove dirt and debris. The fan tip should not be any closer than 20.5cm away from the protective shell during use.
Spray the deck with soap, and then follow by a gentle scrubbing of each deck board with a soft bristle brush. Rinse or spray each individual board using a fan tip no closer than 20.5cm from the decking board surface. Ensure that you have RINSED THOROUGHLY. If dirty water from cleaning is left to dry it will cause a film to remain on the decking surface.
***Use of a pressure washer greater than 3100 psi could damage the boards and void the warranty
Never use acetone or solvents on the Trex Transcend® range to maintain the beauty of the surface.
For small surface scratches, marks or scuffs use Dupli-Color Scratch Seal™ Clear Sealer Pen - Available Here from Super Cheap Auto
DIRT & DEBRIS
The affected area should be sprayed off with a hose to remove the surface debris. Use warm soapy water and a soft bristle brush to remove dirt and debris from the embossing pattern.
High performance chalk lines may discolour the surface of Trex Transcend®. Use only Irwin Strait-Line®* Dust-Off Marking Chalk (Purple), available from Irwin Tools.
TANNINS DUE TO DEBRIS
Remove all debris from the deck using a hose or broom. Once the deck surface is dry, apply a deck Brightener** to the deck as directed by the manufacturer. Deck Brighteners contain oxalic acid, which removes all tannins. We recommend that you use MWT Oxalic Acid Deck Wash - Available Here
NOTE: Use of products containing bleach or acid will lighten the surface of Trex. Use in an inconspicuous area to determine whether you like the effect. Neither product will affect the structural integrity of Trex.
ICE & SNOW
A plastic shovel may be used to remove snow from the deck. Use calcium chloride or rock salt to melt the snow and ice from the deck surface.
OIL, GREASE & FOOD
All food spills should be removed as soon as possible. The Surface must be cleaned within seven (7) days to maintain the stain warranty. To remove, affected area should be sprayed off with a hose to remove the surface debris. Use warm soapy water and a soft bristle brush to remove dirt and debris from the embossing pattern.
MOULD & MILDEW
If debris such as pollen and dirt is allowed to remain on the deck surface, mould can feed on the biofilm. It is recommended to use a hose to remove the surface debris followed by warm, soapy water with a soft bristle to remove the food source and mould from the boards.
*Strait-Line® is a registered trademark of Irwin Industrial Tool Company
**Use of products containing bleach or acid will lighten the surface of Trex. Use in an inconspicuous area to determine whether you like the effect. Neither product will affect the structural integrity of Trex
Trex Decking Care & Cleaning Available Here