Cleaning & Maintenance

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To maximize the life of your DeckRite vinyl sundeck, here are a few simple tips on how to clean and maintain the vinyl.

Regular Cleaning

Clean the vinyl  surface regularly, using a mild soap and water solution (common dish soaps are fine). We suggest cleaning your deck a least 4-5 times a year.

If the area is particularly dirty, use a stiff bristle push broom and scrub in a circular motion. This will loosen up the dirt at the bottom of the textured pattern so it can be sprayed away with a hose.

WARNING: Never let vegetable matter such as leaves lay on the deck surface for long periods of time. Their stains can be very hard to remove.

Special Cleaning

There are often situations where stronger cleaning solutions are necessary. Citrus-based spray cleaners can be used on oil, grease or wet paint spills but continuous or repeated use will breakdown the top coat finish and is not covered under warranty.

WARNING: No matter what the solution being used to clean your vinyl surface, it should be only briefly applied. Test it first on a piece of scrap vinyl to be sure it will not remove the color or otherwise affect the membrane.

Most importantly, flush the area thoroughly with soap and water then rinse with water only to completely remove any residue. Under no circumstances are any acids, ketones, turpentine, solvents or other unnamed chemicals to be used. They will affect the finish and will not be covered by the warranty.

Inspecting Caulking

The only maintenance required for DeckRite, other than regular cleaning, is to inspect the caulking used to seal around posts, pillars, corners, and vents.

Questions?

Have questions about maintaining your DeckRite vinyl decking? Please contact the DeckRite dealer in your area, or email us at sales@deckritecanada.com.

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