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Clean Your Deck

Hey there, Aussie homeowners! If you've got a deck, you know how much of a beating it can take from our crazy climate. Between the moisture absorption and loss that causes your timber to swell and shrink, and the hairline cracks and peeling that inevitably follow, it can feel like a constant battle to keep your deck looking good. But don't fret, there are plenty of products out there that can help keep your outdoor oasis in tip-top shape, without costing a fortune or requiring endless upkeep. In this blog post, we're gonna dish on our fave deck-cleaning and protection products that'll keep your deck looking fly AF for the long haul. So grab a cold one, kick back, and get ready to take your deck game to the next level.


Cleaning your deck is a crucial step in maintaining its appearance and longevity. Using the right cleaning product can do wonders for keeping your deck looking vibrant and free of dirt and debris. Not only that, but it can also prime the surface for any oil applications you plan to do later on.

So, what kind of product should you use? We recommend a cleaner that's specifically designed for timber decks and furniture. A good cleaner will not only clean and revitalise your deck, but it will also remove sun bleached discolourations, stains, grease, and dirt. Plus, it'll kill any mildew or algae that might be lurking on your deck, which can cause rot and other damage over time.

Another benefit of using a good deck cleaner is that it neutralises any previous cleaners or waxes that might be on the surface. This is important because if you don't neutralise these residues, they can interfere with any oil applications you do later on, leading to poor results.

And don't worry about harming your surrounding environment – a good deck cleaner will not kill aquatic life, plants, or lawns. So, you can rest assured that you're doing your part to keep your deck looking great while also being environmentally responsible.

In conclusion, using the right cleaning product is essential for keeping your deck looking vibrant and clean. A good deck cleaner will remove stains, dirt, and mildew, neutralise any previous residues, and prepare the surface for oil applications. And best of all, you can do it all without harming the environment!

High Pressure Cleaning Deck
Technician Jet Blasting Timber Steps
Before Photo of Garden Timber Deck


  1. Sweep down surface area to remove debris.  
  2. Fill bucket with warm water and timber cleaner to ratio specified in instructions.
  3. Dip applicator into solution and work into the deck, don't scrub harshly as the cleaner will remove impurities.
  4. Leave to stand 10-15 minutes to allow the solution to activate. 
  5. Use this time to bang in any loose nails on the timber deck.
  6. Now scrub and rinse and you will see the natural colour of the deck start to show.  

Always allow your deck to dry before adding any further products!

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When it comes to protecting your deck, oil-based products are an excellent option to consider. These products penetrate beyond the surface level and lock in the natural tannins, providing long-term protection for your timber. But what exactly are tannins, you might be wondering? Well, they're natural properties of timber that, after absorbing water, can be extracted to the surface, causing discolouration and dark stains known as timber 'leaching.'

Using oil-based products on your deck can help you avoid this problem. They work by repelling water and preventing absorption, which means water will bead on the surface instead of seeping into the wood. This will also help preserve the natural colour of your timber by locking in the tannins and preventing discolouration.

Using oil-based products on your deck can provide long-lasting protection against water absorption, discolouration, cracking, distortion, and peeling. By locking in natural tannins, you can maintain the natural colour of your timber and avoid the need for costly maintenance and repairs. So, if you want to keep your deck looking great for years to come, consider using oil-based products to protect and preserve it.

Technician Applying Oil to Timber Deck
Before and After of Timber Deck
After Photo of Garden Timber Deck


  1. Poor choice of oil into a bucket that will fit your applicator mop. 
  2. Dip applicator into bucket but do not flood the applicator, remove excess oil before application.
  3. Apply oil evenly, both with and against the grain.  For hard to reach places, use a brush or applicator by hand.
  4. Make sure to work the oil into the timber to smooth the surface and work the oil deep into the timber fibres.  
  5. Allow 2-3 hours for the timber to absorb the oil, ensuring you do not over apply the oil.
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Keeping your deck clean and protected is vital to its longevity and appearance. Using a good deck cleaner and protecting your deck with oil-based products are two essential steps that will help maintain your deck for years to come. By using a good deck cleaner, you can remove dirt, stains, and other debris that can harm your deck's appearance and health. And by protecting your deck with oil-based products, you can lock in natural tannins, prevent water absorption, preserve its natural colour, and avoid costly maintenance expenses. Remember, a well-maintained deck not only looks great but can also add value to your home, making it a smart investment for any homeowner. So, get started today and enjoy your beautiful, protected deck for years to come!