The best way to clean decking: Deck Wash - Citri Fresh

The best way to clean decking: Deck Wash!

The best way to clean decking: Deck Wash!

Deck Wash is the best way to clean decking and will save time, money, and effort! Stain or unstained, Deck Wash is a fast, effective, and affordable method for cleaning any exterior wood, concrete, roof, or siding!

What is Deck Wash?

Deck Wash is an eco-friendly, all-natural product that removes dirt, grime, mold & mildew stains, and restores graying wood to its original appearance! It's recommended for surface preparation prior to application of clear finishes and stains.

One gallon of Deck Wash cleans & restores 100-200 sq ft. depending on wood porosity and applicator used when applying Deck Wash.

Deck Wash vs Other Products: Key Differences



Most chemicals and other products require multiple products, or multiple applications of the same product, to achieve the same results with one application of Deck Wash.

In addition, many products fix, remove, or solve one or two problems, such as removing rust stains or tannin, meaning that if you had more problems than rust or tannin, you would have to purchase additional product to remove everything.

Deck Wash is an all-in-one solution that removes dirt, grime, mold & mildew stains, graying, and more! There's no need to purchase anything else!


Deck Wash is incredibly easy to use. Simply pour Deck Wash into a pail of water, stir the contents, and let it sit for approximately 10 minutes.

Afterwards, pour the mixture into a pump sprayer and apply Deck Wash onto desired surfaces. Deck Wash activates upon making contact with the surface.

The last step is letting the chemical stand for 15-20 minutes, keeping the area wet with Deck Wash. Thoroughly scrub the applied area with a bristle broom or brush during this time.

The entire process takes less than an hour to perform and is easy to reproduce without complications!

For further, more detailed, directions, please refer to our product manufacturer's website.


Deck Wash is eco-friendly, all-natural, and the best way to clean decking for both homeowners and contractors.

Deck Wash is made with biodegradable, renewable ingredients, and when used properly, will not harm people, pets, plants, or the environment!

Deck Wash vs Deck Brite: Which one to use and why?


Although the products may seem similar to each other, Deck Wash and Deck Brite work differently for different situations. This section will provide more information about these differences.

Deck Wash

Deck Wash works differently from Deck Brite in various ways:

  • Deck Wash can be used on stained and unstained decks, roofs, concrete, and siding. Deck Brite is used on unstained decks or decks that have been treated with Deck Strip to remove stains and finishes.
  • Deck Wash removes mold & mildew stains, algae, and restores graying from horizontal & vertical surfaces. Deck Brite removes tannin stains, rust stains, fungus stains, and neutralizes Deck Strip if applied beforehand.
  • Deck Wash is recommended for use before application of finishes, stains, or on stained decks that need cleaning. Deck Brite is recommended for use to neutralize Deck Strip after application, or if an unstained/unfinished deck needs cleaning.

If you have further questions regarding the differences and similarities between Deck Wash or Deck Brite, or if you have questions regarding the other products we sell, please don't hesitate to reach out to our product manufacturer, American Mold Products.

Deck Brite

There are two main, specific uses when choosing to use Deck Brite:

  1. When someone uses Deck Strip to remove intact finishes or stains on their deck.
  2. Someone has an unfinished/unstained deck and wants to clean it, or they want to brighten graying wood.

Deck Brite should NOT people used on decks with stains or finishes of any kind, as it could lead to unwanted blemishes or removed stains/finishes.

To learn more about these specific use-cases, please refer to our previous post by clicking here.

Further Reading

This blog post mainly highlights and explains Deck Wash, how to use it, and when to use it. We've covered our other two deck products, Deck Strip & Deck Brite, in our previous articles. To learn more about those two products, please click on the links below.


For further reading on Deck Strip, please click this link.

For further reading on Deck Brite, please click this link.


If you have any further questions regarding Deck Wash, please don't hesitate to contact our product manufacturer by clicking here.


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