Exposed to the elements, outdoor decks can quickly become dirty and grimy. Some older decks may also have mildew and algae. It is essential to thoroughly and properly clean a wooden deck before applying a stain or seal. Maintaining a clean deck will also extend its life, while also providing a more pleasant atmosphere and experience.
The most common way to clean a wood deck is by pressure washing. Many homeowners who try to do it themselves will quickly discover that it’s not as easy as it appears. Correctly pressure cleaning a surface, particularly wooden decks, requires the appropriate equipment and skill, otherwise, you can unwittingly cause damage. Those who are determined to do it themselves will benefit from learning about common pressure washing mistakes to avoid when cleaning a wooden deck.