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Your composite decking is a space for your outdoor activities where you can relax with your friends. As a durable decking material, composite decking will last longer and provide a better decking surface for you. Also, maintaining your composite decking is much easier than wood decking. One way you can maintain your wood-plastic composite decking is by cleaning the stain from the surface. This write-up explains how to remove stain from composite decking.

How Stain Can Get to the Surface of Your Composite Decking

When you are relaxing on your wood-plastic decking, you can hold a party or a little gathering on your decking surface. Or, if you want, you and your family can gather on your wood-plastic decking surface. On your composite decking, you can serve foods including oily ones and those that have thick oil. You can also serve wine when having your outdoor activities on your plastic wood decking. 

During the process of eating on your wood-plastic decking surface, food might spill and stain the top. Or, your friends can spill wine on the surface of your wood-plastic decking. When this happens, the top of your composite decking will be dirty and stained. Removing stain from the surface of your composite decking can be difficult. Aside from food and wine, dog urine can stain the surface of your composite decking. 

If you own a pet dog and your dog plays on the surface of your decking, then it can leave it to mark on it. This way, the urine will stain the top of your plastic wood decking. Putting a barbecue grill on the surface of your plastic wood decking is another thing that can let grease reach the surface. Whatever the case, remember that you can easily remove the stain from the top of your composite decking.

Cleaning Stain from the Surface of Composite Decking

The first thing to do if you must remove the stain from your wood-plastic decking surface is to get the materials you will use to clean it. You will need a brush, a water hose or a power washer. Also, you will need soapy water and a broom to clean the stain or grease from the top of your composite decking. 

Step One – Clean the Surface of Your Composite Decking

You have to give your outdoor decking the first cleaning before you give it the main cleaning. The first cleaning involves sweeping the top of your wood-plastic composite decking with a broom to remove debris from the surface. If you don’t want to use a broom, you can use a power washer to spray the top of your plastic wood decking. We don’t recommend using a power washer to spray your decking’s surface if you don’t have experience. Doing the first cleaning on your composite decking will make it easy to spot the oil, wine stain, or grease you want to remove. After cleaning, you need to get the materials to clean your decking surface. 

Step Two – Get the Cleaning Materials

You will need a good soap or detergent to clean the stain or grease from the top of your plastic wood decking. Most homeowners will recommend baking soda and some other detergent; we do not recommend any. If you have a good soap that you can use at home, you can remove stain from your decking surface with it. All you should do is mix the soap or detergent with water to form a cleaning solution. If you don’t have a brush, you should get on. 

Step Three – Scrub the Surface of Your Decking 

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After you have mixed the detergent, you will use it to clean your wood-plastic composite decking, and you should prepare to scrub it. Note that when scrubbing your composite decking, you must be gentle so that you don’t peel the surface with the brush. Pour the soapy water on the stain or oil that you want to remove, and wait till you loosen the stain. After that, you should scrub the top of your patio with your brush and constantly check to see if you have removed the stain. Then you can use water to flush the soap and any other stain off the surface of your plastic wood decking. 

Conclusion

The best way to remove stain from composite decking is by scrubbing the top with soapy water and then washing it with a hose. You can use any soap that you want to clean oil or grease from the surface of your decking.

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