Owatrol Deck Cleaner is a powerful wood cleaner and brightener which restores greyed and weathered wood to its natural colour without damaging the wood’s fibres. It effortlessly removes both surface and ground in dirt leaving the wood looking bright and vibrant. Deck Cleaner is fast acting and can restore the original colour of your wood surface in as little as 15 minutes with no laborious and backbreaking sanding!
It is safe to use on all exterior wood types and is also an excellent degreaser for use on tropical hardwoods to allow finishes like Deks Olje D1 to penetrate. Deck Cleaner can remove stains caused by tannin bleed and will remove all traces of weathering caused by mildew, pollution and UV rays. It will also neutralise wood surfaces which have been stripped with a stripping product such as Owatrol’s Dilunett or Prepdeck, leaving the surface ready for applying your chosen finish.
Deck Cleaner is not only for use on wood surfaces though, you can also use it to restore the lustre to faded plastics dulled by weathering and UV rays. It can also be used to remove rust stains and to clean discoloured stone and cement. Deck Cleaner is biodegradable and does not contain solvents or bleach.
Ideal Uses for Owatrol Deck Cleaner:
Cleaning greyed wooden furniture
Restoring the colour of decking
Brightening faded plastic
Removing rust stains
Removing stains caused by tannin bleed
Instructions for use
Application of Deck Cleaner & Colour Restorer
Caution: Surfaces may be slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on wet surfaces during application. Deck Cleaner may dull painted surfaces and some metal fixings if left on to long. Rinse off quickly or wipe with a wet cloth.
Applying Deck Cleaner to wood, stone, concrete
First wet the surface with fresh, clean water. Then apply Deck Cleaner with a synthetic brush or roller (medium or long pile). Scrub the surface with a stiff nylon/synthetic brush. Leave it to stand for approx 10-20 minutes. If the surface starts to dry, dampen it with a mist application of water. Scrub the surface whilst rinsing with water or use a pressure washer (max. 60 bar). If required, repeat the procedure. If applying to wood, allow it to dry for 48 hours before using your chosen finish. If applying to stone or concrete allow it to dry until it meets the moisture content required by any chosen finish or sealer if appropriate.
Applying Deck Cleaner to nail stains
First clean the surface. After cleaning wet the surface with fresh clean water. Next, apply Deck Cleaner to the entire surface over and around the nail stain. Do not rinse until the stain has disappeared.
Applying Deck Cleaner to plastic or GRP
First wet the surface with fresh clean water. Then apply Deck Cleaner using a brush and leave it to work for 10 minutes. Scrub the surface with a soft or medium nylon scrubbing brush. Rinse with large amounts of fresh clean water.
Applying Deck Cleaner to rust stains
First wet the surface with fresh clean water. Then apply Deck Cleaner with a stiff nylon scrubbing brush working in to the rust stain. Leave it to work for 10 minutes. Next scrub the surface with a stiff nylon scrubbing brush and rinse with large amounts of fresh clean water.
Clean all tools used with soap and water.
After Clean Up
We recommend protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of your wood with Owatrol penetrating wood finishes.
Things to Remember
Shake container thoroughly before use.
Cover any areas you want to protect.
Thoroughly wet surrounding plants and shrubs.
Apply between 5°C and 35°C.
Do not apply on a hot surface as the product will dry too quickly.
If cleaning vertical wood, work from bottom to top to avoid streaking
Pressure washing and scrubbing teak decks with a stiff brush will remove a considerable quantity of timber. Always use as little pressure and as soft a brush as possible. Always try a sample area first.