• Periodic cleaning with simple soap and water and a stiff brush will keep your deck looking new.
  • Pressure washers are not recommended. Using a pressure washer can have a sand blasting effect and tear wood fibers, causing a course and uneven surface. A simple garden hose with a spray nozzle should be sufficient.
  • If you need to remove aged or failing stains or finishes, use a good commercial cleaner designed for hardwoods, such as Woodrich Brand EFC-38.
  • Use of a cleaning and brightening two-part system, such as Messmer’s Part A ( Cleaner and Part B ) Brightener, or Woodrich’s EFC-38 Wood Deck and Siding Cleaner/Stripper and Citralic Wood Deck and Siding Restorer. These 2-part products will return silver/gray wood to its near-original color.
  • Solid color stains (if you can’t see the wood under the stain) should be removed using a stripper such as Woodrich Brand HD-80.
  • Follow all manufacturers’ instructions for applying cleaners and brighteners.
  • wood floors are Not impervious to the day to day grit, food, spills, and water
  • preventive maintenance like area rugs, floor protectors (on ALL furniture on your wood floors), and routine maintenance with proper hardwood floor cleaner should always be exercised (improper products can contribute to additional wear, may VOID your warranty, and cause failure when recoating.
  • Do place protector pads on all furniture legs on wood floor
  • Do place walk off mats and area rugs in high traffic areas (make sure they stay dry and are cleaned underneath often)
  • Do perform routine maintenance as recommended by manufacturer, this should include sweeping, vacuuming and/or dust mopping to remove dirt and grit. Keep this as a regularly scheduled event, and stick to it. Always perform this process before and after a major event that involves a high volume of traffic on the floor.
  • Do keep high heel shoes in good repairs , as well as keeping your pets nails trimmed on a regular bases
  • Do  Not use wet mops
  • Do  Not  use ammonia
  • Do  Not use dust cleaners
  • Do  Not  track dirt, clean immediately
  • Do  Not  use other floor cleaning products
  • Do  Not wax a urethane finish