Mold, greyness, wear: regular maintenance is necessary to keep a wood deck in good condition while retaining its original color.
Reinforce in depth
The saturator is a product whose very fluid and non-greasy texture penetrates deep into the heart of the hardest woods to nourish the fiber and waterproof.
Highly water-repellent, it is stain-resistant, splinter-proof and resists chlorinated pool water as well as greasy stains and fouling.
Applied once a year on naked, clean and dry support, it protects the wood while allowing it to breathe, and facilitates cleaning. Most saturators consist of natural products, without solvents or VOCs.
Before treating, dust and clean your deck. The product is milky in pot, but completely transparent when dry. Apply it to the broom.
Allow the product to penetrate, then repeat until the wood is turned down. A glue brush is useful to properly apply the saturator between the streaks of the blades.
After a last coat, allow to dry for 3 or 4 hours then wipe off any excess product with a cloth. The complete drying lasts 48 hours.
Chasing the moss
Antifoam products are effective on all outdoor woods and also help remove algae and lichens. You can use them on the terraces, but also on the fences, the garden furniture and the claustras... as well as on the mineral coatings (pavers, slabs, tiles...). On new wood, they prevent the formation of mosses. Most of these defoamers are composed of 98% natural products, without solvents or toxic components.
Foams can become embedded. Generously apply the antifoam to the spray or brush: count 4 to 5 m2 of treated surface per liter of product.
Let penetrate without rinsing the product in the heart of the wood. Wait for the mosses to brown, which can take up to 48 hours depending on the support and the climate.
Using a brush or pressurized water jet, scrub the blades to loosen the dried moss. If necessary, make a second application.
And composite wood?
He does not need treatment!
Composite wood boards are washed with water or a mild detergent, possibly with bleach (10%) if traces persist. Scratches or burn marks can be caught by sanding.