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You Will Need
- Protective clothing
- Safety glasses
- Rubber gloves
- Drop cloths
- Wood stripper
- Paintbrush or pump sprayer
- Garden hose with a nozzle
- Wood brightener
- Pressure washer
- Cleaning brush
- Pole sander (optional)
Be safe by dressing accordingly, covering your arms, legs, and feet. Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses.
Prepare your deck
Remove your deck furniture and cover shrubs and flowers in the area with drop cloths. Repair damaged boards, sand rough edges, and sweep away debris.
Apply the wood stripper
Apply the wood stripper liberally over your deck with either a paintbrush or a pump sprayer. Let it stand for at least 15 minutes.
Rinse and apply wood brightener
Rinse the deck lightly with a garden hose after the wood stripper has set. Apply the wood brightener the same way you applied the stripper.
Scrub and rinse
Scrub areas that have mold or buildup from spills with the cleaning brush. Rinse the deck with the garden hose or a pressure washer on a medium setting.
Let the deck dry before use
Let the deck dry thoroughly for 48 hours. Admire your clean deck and throw a party to show it off. Just don't let anyone walk on it.