Deck Care & Cleaning

Cleaning Recommendations

Cleaning Recommendations

1. Although Inteplast Building Products Deck are ultra low-maintenance, the periodic cleaning to help maintaining the beauty of the product is recommended. For best results, eco-friendly cleaning products are recommended.

2. Always follow the manufacturers’ application instructions to get best result. Sweep off your deck surface, or blow off debris with a leaf blower. Keep the deck surface dry before cleaning will allow the deck cleaner to work more efficiently.

3. Avoid using cleaners containing harsh, abrasives, etc that can dull the surface of the deck board.

Avoid using cleaners containing heavily discoloration chemical. It is always required to test the cleaner on an inconspicuous or scrap piece of the deck to make sure the cleaner/detergent does not harm the deck surface.

4. Use with caution not to damage the material and always take the proper safety precautions when operating a power washer.

5. * Please note that any cleaning products will slightly lighten the color of your deck. Always test cleaning products in an inconspicuous area of your deck before cleaning a large area.

Pressure Washer

Pressure Washer

1. Use of pressure washer is not recommended. The improper use of a pressure washer could damage the deck surface and result in a loss of warranty coverage.

2. The recommended maximum washing pressure is 1400 PSI for deck. Spray in the direction of the brush/grain pattern to avoid damaging the product.

Ice And Snow

Ice And Snow

1. Do not use metal snow shovels or sharp edged tools to remove snow and ice on the surface of any deck. A plastic snow shovel may be used to remove snow from the deck. A shovel may scratch the deck, which is not covered under warranty.

2. Calcium chloride or rock salt may be used to melt the snow and ice without damage to the deck surface. However, either of these products may leave a white residue, which would have to be cleaned right away, by either rinsing with water or a mild soap/water solution.

Painting/Staining

1. Although Inteplast Building Products Deck does not need painting or staining to maintain its looks, it can be done. You can paint or stain Inteplast Building Products Deck to achieve a custom color, but it is not necessary for protection like wood does.

2. We do not recommend painting and can not guarantee the performance of anything applied to the product. If paint or other coating materials are applied to the Inteplast Building Products Deck surface, the 25 years stain resistant will be voided. Refer to Inteplast Building Products Deck warranty for terms and conditions.

Mold and Mildew

1. Inteplast Building Products Deck products are formulated to resist mold and inhibit mildew. Semi-annual deck cleaning is required to maintain its beauty. Our deck can be effectively cleaned by using a hose and warm soapy water with a soft bristle brush.

2. Always follow the manufacturer’s application instructions and use within their stated shelf life if using name-brand cleaners. Maintaining a clean, dry surface with proper air flow is the best method for combating mildew. Ensure that water drains effectively from your deck. Keep gaps between boards open and free of debris for drainage and airflow.

Oil / Grease / Food Stains

Oil / Grease / Food Stains

1. Although Inteplast Building Products Deck has superior stain resistant quality to ketchup, BBQ sauce, cooking oil & most of the oil and grease of food and beverage items that stated in our 25 Years Stain Warranty, all food spills should be clean up as soon as possible and no later than one week of exposure.

2. To remove, spray off with a hose and warm soapy water with a soft bristle brush. For other stain remover, must consult with Inteplast Building Products Customer Service Dept. at 1-877-977-2386.

Ground-In Dirt and Grime

1. Use a cleaning product containing Oxalic or Phosphoric Acid. Base with soft bristle brush to lighten or remove the dirt. Scrubbing in the direction of the grain is best.

2. Cleaner may need to sit on stain 15-20 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Please follow manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines.

Mats and Articles

Welcome mats, grill mats, other articles, etc. can mark your deck. The mats and

other articles on the deck may cause discoloration of your deck.

Outdoor Skincare Products and other Chemical Products

Some products, including but not limited to sun-block and insect repellent, may contain chemicals or additives, that will alter the surface of deck.

Please check product labels, consult the manufacturer, and/or contact us to ensure compatibility prior to use on or near Inteplast Building Products Deck.