Tips for Cleaning your Deck with a Pressure Sprayer

If your deck is looking a bit shabby, the fastest and safest way to clean it is with a high pressure sprayer. When you use a high pressure sprayer, you can remove even the toughest dirt and stains. How do you do it? All the tips you need for cleaning your deck with a pressure sprayer are right here.

Preparation is key
Before you start cleaning your deck with a high pressure sprayer, you need to do some preparation. While your deck is dry, sweep up any leaves and larger objects. Spray your deck with water so the cleaning chemicals will work better. It’s also a good idea to protect your plants and any vegetables growing around your deck by hosing them with water (helps the soap to slide off), or cover with plastic.

Get tough with stains
To ensure that your Pressure Sprayer can clean your toughest stains, you need to make sure you are using the right chemicals for the job. You can make an adequate cleaner for a range of different stains with just a few simple ingredients. 
Basic stains: Mix either 2 cups of white vinegar or 3/4 cup of oxygen bleach or 1 cup of powdered laundry detergent, with 3 and a half litres of water.
Tough stains: If you require a heavy duty cleaner, mix 12 cups of water with 1 cup of oxygen bleach and 1 cup of Trisodium Phosphate (TSP). Mix really well together and spray onto the stain. Scrub with a stiff, synthetic bristled broom for a few minutes, leave for about 10 minutes before you scrub again.

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Mould stains: If you want to get rid of mould instead of just tough stains, mix 12 cups of water, 1 cup of oxygen bleach and a 3/4 cup of liquid dish washing detergent. With this mix, follow the dame directions as you would for the tough stains.
Grease stains: To get rid of grease stains, apply powdered laundry detergent onto the grease stain using a brush or broom, leave for a few minutes and then rinse. When using water for the chemicals, choose a water temperature that is quite warm, but not so hot that you wouldn’t be able to rest your hand in it. You should ensure that you wash away the chemicals before they dry. If they start to dry, you can spray with a bit of water during the resting period.

Give it a good scrub
After you have used the solution in a pressure sprayer that is best suited to your needs, it’s time to give your deck a good scrub with a synthetic bristled broom. Once your deck is scrubbed, you can give it a rinse. Rinse by sweeping the water across the deck from the house side out, and keep the same pressure.

Once you have completed spraying the deck, you can put your equipment away as you allow the deck to dry. Green Gorilla spray systems are ideal for cleaning any deck. For the very pressure sprayer on the market, visit visit Green-gorilla.com.au or phone 0433 703 134.

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