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  • How To Clean A Wooden Deck

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    Do you have a wooden deck in your backyard and want to restore it to it's natural beauty? Here are some tips for restoring that deck:

    1. Remove all deck furniture, planters, grills and other items from the deck.
    2. Sweep the deck to remove sand, leaves and other debris.
    3. Don protective eyewear to protect your eyes from debris that may become airborne during the power washing process.
    4. Attach a garden hose to a power washer, turn on the water supply and then turn on the power washer.
    5. Power wash the deck, using extreme caution to avoid damaging the wood surface. The end of the power-washer wand should be at least 18 inches away from the deck surface. You may skip this step if your deck is fairly clean (that is, free of mold and major stains.)

    Read more at eHow

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