How to Clean Envision Deck Boards

Protect your investment and keep your outdoor space looking amazing for decades to follow by learning these quick and easy tips to keep your Envision composite deck boards clean and strong!

Steps on Cleaning Envision Decking

Everyday Dirt and Grime

Semi-annual cleaning of your deck is recommended to reduce dirt, dust, grime and other residue build-up. When cleaning, rinse your deck with a garden hose using a fan-tip nozzle at a pressure not exceeding 1,000 psi. Going over this pressure level and/or not using a fan-tip nozzle may damage the deck board surface with bumps or scrapes.

Regular cleaning may not eliminate all dirt, dust, grime and other residue build-up on your deck. For a more thorough cleaning of your EverGrain or Envision deck, use a deck wash containing sodium hypochlorite such as those listed below:

  • BEHR® Premium 2-In-1 Wood Prep No. 63
  • Mold Armor® Deck Wash
  • OLYMPIC® Deck Cleaner

Rust and Corrosion Stains

Metal outdoor furniture can leave rust marks on your deck. Therefore, we recommend that you apply appropriate plastic or vinyl tips to metal furniture to prevent staining.

If rust stains do appear on your EverGrain or Envision deck, they can often be removed using deck cleaners containing oxalic acid or phosphoric acid such as those listed below:

  • BEHR® Premium 2-In-1 Wood Prep No. 63
  • Flood™ Dekswood® Deck Cleaner Brightener

Clearing Oil and Grease

To keep your deck in the best possible shape, we also recommend the use of grill mats to reduce the risk of grease stains associated with grills on both EverGrain and Envision decking. Cooking grease and canola oil are included under the Stain Resistance Warranty section of the Limited Warranty, but precautions to avoid grease spills should still be taken. Please refer to the Limited Warranty for full details and additional cleaning instructions.

Should grease or oil stain the deck’s surface, it is important to clean the stain immediately using a commercial degreasing agent such as those listed below:

  • Super Clean™ Multi-Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser

Got Pesky Mold or Mildew?

Periodically rinse your deck with a garden hose, using a fan-tip nozzle at a pressure not exceeding 1,000 psi, to help reduce the occurrence of mold and mildew.

Mold and mildew stains are a natural result of moisture and climatic conditions in your area. These stains can often be removed using cleaners containing sodium hypochlorite such as those listed below:

  • BEHR® Premium 2-In-1 Wood Prep No. 63
  • Mold Armor® Deck Wash
  • OLYMPIC® Deck Cleaner

Keep your Envision composite decking clean and looking great for years to come

Extra Tips and Tricks from Envision

  • Dragging furniture and other objects across the deck boards may cause surface scratches.
  • Remove food, spills and other debris and clean immediately to minimize the possibility of staining.
  • Always test any cleaner on a small portion of your deck before cleaning the entire deck.
  • Always follow manufacturers’ application instructions when using any cleaner.
  • Please note that any cleaner can lighten the color of your deck.
  • Place mats under metal objects to protect against rust stains.
  • Place grill mats under your grill to protect your deck from grease spills.
  • Never mix two or more cleaning agents when cleaning your deck.
  • Do not use a metal shovel to remove snow or ice from your deck, as you may cause damage to the deck surface.
  • Always follow proper gapping (installation) instructions to prevent water from accumulating on your deck.
  • Keep the area under your deck clean and well ventilated.
  • Never apply harsh solvents such as acetone, gasoline, benzene, carbon tetrachloride or paint thinner to your deck.
  • Sanding the surface to remove stains is not recommended.

Learn more about the basics of deck framing and building in the Deck Framing Guide and learn the specific deck part names in the Glossary of Deck Terms and Lingo.

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