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Cleaning a timber deck with Resene Timber and Deck Wash

Before you restain a deck you first need to clean it. While many automatically get out the waterblaster, this can actually damage your deck.

Here’s how to clean your deck with Resene Timber and Deck Wash.

You will need:


The existing deck in this project was very mouldy and quite slippery when wet.

A timber deck before cleaning with Resene Timber and Deck Wash prior to restaining

After spraying Resene Timber and Deck Wash onto the timber and keeping it wet and ‘active’ for 15 - 20 minutes, the deck was scrubbed vigorously.

Scrubbing a timber deck with Resene Timber and Deck Wash

Do manageable areas at a time, as you need to keep the surface damp – so avoid direct sunshine and high winds.

keep the deck damp while cleaning with Resene Timber and Deck Wash

Still wet but you can see the notable difference after scrubbing. Once the rest is cleaned and dry, the full deck will be ready for restaining.

A cleaned area of a timber deck

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