Maximize the Life of Your DeckRite Vinyl Sundeck
To keep your vinyl deck looking sparkly and new, it’s important to clean the vinyl surface regularly using a mild soap and water solution (common dish soaps are fine). We suggest cleaning your DeckRite 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.
Additional DeckRite Cleaning and Maintenance Tips:
- Your DeckRite vinyl should be cleaned a minimum of four times per year.
- The only regular maintenance of your DeckRite Vinyl deck other than general cleaning is an annual inspection.
- To protect your Deckrite vinyl deck from scuffs or excessive wear, use non-rubber backed mats at doorways, stair landing or major traffic areas.
- 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 DeckRite Cleaning Instructions
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.
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.