Cleaning an Aluminum Deck | Wahoo Decks
Maintaining 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.
• Geographical location of the deck.
• Environment surrounding the deck (marine, industrial, alkaline or acidic,
• 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.