Cleaning your deck with 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner

If you live in an area that gets rain (okay, maybe that's everywhere!) and you have a deck, then you'll want to know the best way to clean your deck. First, you'll want to choose the right product.  Here's a comparison of 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner and some common other products:


BleachCommon household bleach (sodium hypochlorite) will only clean the surface of the deck. Bleach will harm plants and lawns.   Bleach is just a surface cleaner so any results that you may see from cleaning your deck with bleach will be short-term. Read our other post for additional information about 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner vs Bleach

Pressure Washing

You might think that pressure washing is the best since using powerful machines is great fun!  However, pressure washing can cause long term damage to your deck.  The problems pressure washing can cause are:pressure washing

  • removes natural oils in the wood which makes wood more brittle
  • causes wood to dry quickly which causes warping
  • loosens nails as the wood expands
  • removes loose material and leaves gaps in the wood which open up more with sun and water
  • creates splinters and loose wood fibers

Many pressure-washer salespeople and contractors will tell you that it's safe to pressure wash when you use a low-pressure setting.  But even on low-pressure setting, your deck can be damaged.

30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner

30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner uses our exclusive formulation which deep cleans to draw stains out of your deck and is also safe around plants and lawns. To use, simply

  1. Mix outdoor cleaner concentrate with an equal part water in a tank sprayer
  2. Spray on a dry deck.  Be sure to saturate your deck completely with the solution.
  3. Wait until it looks visually clean and rinse off.
  4. It’s that easy!

For a fast, effective clean choose 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner. 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaner.

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Becky Fleisher

April 01, 2019

Last summer we cleaned and stained our large deck and it wasn’t long before algae started growing. Can 30-second cleaner be used on a 9 month old stained deck? It was stained twice and we love the looks and the color, so wanted to preserve what is already there.

Jessica Merly

April 01, 2019

Hello Becky,

Thank you for contacting 30 SECONDS Outdoor Cleaners about cleaning your new deck. We would recommend testing first. Apply a small amount of cleaner to an inconspicuous area, let sit about 5 minutes, and rinse to see results.

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