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CoconutPete 06-13-2012 09:23 AM

Cleaning a cedar deck?
My deck is a little over 2 years old, the winter, bird poop and random leaves/crap have made it a little less good-looking than it was when it was new.

I sweep it regularly and try to scrub/hose the worst stuff off when I see it but I'd like to give it a good cleaning.

I found an article that says first use a water/trisodium phosphate mix and then a water/bleach mix.

Is that the way to go, or should I try something else?

Tham 06-13-2012 08:41 PM

Oxalic acid is a wood cleaner. Used to clean and rehab old wood.


CaptRandy 06-13-2012 10:31 PM

Sodium percarb or oxalic is best method to restore then seal with a semi trans oil based sealer.

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