When it comes to deck building, we all want it to last a long time. We want the natural wood color to show and sometimes even a gray deck appearance is our preference. However, with time, wood decking gets dirty and loses its’ luster and natural hardwood appeal.
DeckWise® Wood Deck Cleaner (Part 1) and Brightener (Part 2) remove dirt and greying in preparation for re-oiling and applying finishes such as Ipe Oil®. These concentrated powders are formulated specially to cleanse and brighten exterior wood decks, wood fences, patios, terraces, wood siding, benches, chairs, and other outdoor wood items.
Smooth Wood: 600 ft2 (55 m2) / 16 oz
*Coverage on dense hardwoods
DeckWise® Deck & Wood Cleaner & Brightener are now offered in 32 oz. containers. Featuring the same great cleaning and brightening formula, these 32 oz. concentrated powders will Clean & Brighten up to 1,200 ft2.
It is a tough job to maintain hardwood decking, exterior furniture and rainscreen siding to keep it looking new. Think about this, if a person allows their car to sit outdoors for a year with no washing, do you think it would likely look new?
Whenever it comes to the expense of exotic decking and hardwood siding, we desire it to last a lifetime. We need the all-natural hardwood color to show and in some cases even a gray patina appeal is our choice. (Hardwood ipe decking, cumaru, jatoba, massaranduba, tigerwood and garapa are the a few types of hardwood that can be restored following graying.)
Wooden structures and wood in general trap dirt, dust, airborne, pollen and pollutants. So when expensive exotic lumber is used for a build project, we have to take the time to maintain or restore it with a quality hardwood cleaner. The general rule of thumb is to thoroughly clean your hardwood yearly, but doing it Spring and Fall is better.Product contains Sodium percarbonate - for more information, click here
The primary purpose of a hardwood cleaner is to remove contaminants such as mold, oxidation (graying), dirt, algae, and in many cases, a much deteriorated deck patio stain that has failed. Our Wood Deck Cleaner removes dirt and graying as well as, is a preparation for re-oiling and applying wood oil finishes.
Making certain to clean your wood prior to the application of a high quality hardwood oil finish (we suggest Ipe Oil® Hardwood Deck Oil Finish) allows the oil finish to bring out the proper beauty of the wood’s natural grain patterns.
Ipe decking and siding, cumaru, jatoba, massaranduba, garapa and tigerwood hardwoods are the most striking exotic woods on the planet. In order to maintain the color and pronounced grain patterns, homeowners must properly prepare their wood before staining. When they do, they are completing an extremely important step to retain the natural hardwood color.
DeckWise® Wood and Deck Cleaner Part 1 is able to clean up to 600 ft2 (55 m2) of wood surface in each 16 oz. jar. One container will make up to five gallons of wood cleaning solution. If you have tougher jobs, they may require multiple cleanings or a stronger mix, so the coverage may be lower. These concentrated powders are formulated specially to cleanse exterior hardwood decks, wood fences, terraces, hardwood siding, deck railings, patios, benches, chairs, and other outdoor wood items.
Cleaning your hardwood deck or siding really does not need the use of a pressure power washer. We recommend a person DOES NOT use a power washer on hardwoods because they can leave streaking marks and frequently tend to raise the wood grain rendering a rough unwanted surface. They could also harm surrounding structures.
Many hardwood cleaners can increase the pH balance of your lumber generating a neutralizing acid. Use the DeckWise® Wood and Deck Brightener Part 2 application to stop the caustic of the wood cleaner, which will leave the deck or siding lumber in a neutral state.
The DeckWise® Wood and Deck Cleaner Part 1 is an oxygenated hardwood cleaner that contains the active ingredient Sodium Percarbonate. This is actually a registered compound by the Environmental Protection Agency for mildew and mold removing.
Once you follow the guidelines on the Wood Cleaner Part 1 label, the product is safe to use. It will not harm your wood, plants, or grass, as they are bio-degradable.
Once you use a hardwood cleaner such as the DeckWise® Wood Cleaner Part 1, imagine it as a detergent. It takes out dust and dirt from the wood’s surface. The DeckWise® Wood Brightener Part 2 on the other hand, takes away tannin stains from hardwoods which are vulnerable to extractive bleeding as well as stripping dirt, rust, grime, and fungi stains from solid wood surfaces. Woods such as cedar and redwood fall into that classification. Tannins tend to be naturally occurring in many woods and show up as a dark discoloration once the lumber has been subjected to moisture.
The DeckWise® Wood and Deck Brightener Part 2 is a powder concentrate sold in 16 oz. containers mixed 4:1 with water to brighten and restore the all-natural charm of exterior hardwood decking and rainscreen siding. Also use on hardwood fences, railings and steps.Product contains Oxalic acid - for more information, click here
Our hardwood brightener is an oxygenated hardwood brightener that contains the active ingredient Oxalic Acid and is also a pH neutralizer. The brightener will re-establish the pH level regarding your hardwood which causes it to become neutrally balanced and ready for oiling or staining. Once neutral, hardwoods are ready to accept the stain or oil finish more evenly and that will certainly increase the lifetime of the finish.
The objective of our product is to “brighten” the wood’s color while canceling the caustic impact from hardwood cleansers and deck stain strippers. It additionally assists to prepare new hardwood decking and siding by stripping mill glaze. It can additionally be applied to remove rusty areas from concrete, brick, and masonry.
The DeckWise® Wood and Deck Brightener Part 2 is capable of brightening up to 600 sq. ft. (55 m2) of lumber surface per 16 oz. jar. If you think you have a challenging job, one can easily mix a more powerful solution, but this might result in a lower coverage level. Manufactured to be included with the Wood Cleaner Part 1, it is a concentrate which can make up to 5 gallons dependant on the strength and applications needed.
Even new hardwood should be cleaned to remove lumber mill scale in order to render the surface extra porous to comfortably absorb hardwood stains. DeckWise® Wood Brightener is the second stage in a three-step method to protect your build project and keep it looking like new.
Follow the instructions below when applying DeckWise® Hardwood and Deck Cleaner and Brightener.