Cleaning an Aluminum Deck | Wahoo Decks

how to clean an aluminum deckMaintaining 
an aluminum deck is easier than you think. Think of it this way, prolonging the good 
looks 
of 
your
 powder
 coated
 AridDek
 aluminum
 decking 
is 
just 
like 
caring
 for 
your
 car. Every now and then your car will need a wash; and you know that cleaning it is 
a 
smart
 way 
to 
protect
 your investment. The same goes with aluminum decking.

Over
time 
with 
exposure 
to 
the 
elements,
 powder
 coating 
may
 show
 signs 
of 
weathering
 such
 as 
loss 
of 
gloss, 
chalking
 and 
slight 
color 
change.
 But a 
simple,
 regular
 clean
 will 
minimize 
the 
effects 
of 
weathering 
and 
will
 remove
 dirt, 
grime,
 and
 other 
build‐up that is 
detrimental
 to 
all 
powder
 coatings.

The 
frequency 
of 
such
 cleaning
 will 
depend
 on 
many 
factors:
• Geographical 
location
 of 
the
 deck.
• Environment
 surrounding
 the
 deck 
(marine, 
industrial, 
alkaline
 or 
acidic,
etc.)
• Levels 
of 
atmospheric
 pollution 
including
 salts.
• Prevailing 
winds
 and
 the
 possibility 
of 
air
born
 debris
 causing
 erosive 
wear
of 
the 
coating
 (s and 
causing
 abrasion).
• Change 
in 
environmental
 circumstances 
during
 the 
lifetime
 of 
the
 deck 
(if
residential
 became
 commercial).
• Usage
 of 
the
 deck
 (including
 furniture
, etc.)

Cleaning should start at the time the AridDek is installed, ensuring that construction
materials such as concrete, plaster and paint splashes are removed before they have
a chance to dry. Failure to remove these materials at this early stage will require the
use of aggressive cleaning materials and techniques with potential damage to the
powder coated surface.

The best method of cleaning your aluminum deck is by regular washing using a solution of
warm water and non‐abrasive, pH neutral detergent. Your AridDek aluminum deck surface should be thoroughly rinsed after cleaning to remove all residues. AridDek should be cleaned using a soft
cloth or sponge or a natural bristle brush.

By cleaning your aluminum deck regularly or as needed, you are protecting an investment and keeping your deck in excellent condition. Cleaning your AridDek watertight aluminum deck will only prolong the longevity of an already long lasting deck!

About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products.  Wahoo Decks also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial grade aluminum railing and AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product.   Additional information about Wahoo Decks can be found on www.WahooDecks.com or by calling 1-877-270-9387.

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