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Overview

Has your deck been covered with red or orange dust following a storm? Cabot's Everyday Deck Wash is the perfect solution to your dusty deck. Our easy-to-use Cabot's Everyday Deck Wash will help to remove dust and dirt, without removing any protective decking oil or decking stain.

 

Steps

1Time to prep

Shake contents before use. Hose down the timber surface, ensuring surface is damp prior to any application of Cabot's Everyday Deck Wash.

2Mix

Add one part Cabot's Everyday Deck Wash to ten parts water in a Cabot's Deck Hand bucket. Mix well to ensure foam is created.

3Apply and scrub

Apply solution generously to the timber with Cabot's Deck Prep brush. Scrub vigorously.

4Wait 20 minutes

Leave the solution on the timber for 10–20 minutes. Do not allow to dry on surface.

5Rinse and repeat if necessary

Rinse off the surface with water using a high pressure or garden hose. Heavily soiled or very dirty timber may require repeat application. If using a high-pressure hose or power washer, use the lowest setting to avoid damaging the timber.

6Please note:

For horizontal surfaces (your deck), use a squeegee to remove the pools of water from the deck surface. If the pools remain on the deck and dry, it is likely some dirt will remain. The built-in squeegee on the back of the Cabot's Deck Prepbrush is perfect for removing pools of water from the surface of your deck.

We would not recommend using Cabot's Deck Clean for removing this dust. Cabot's Deck Clean is Oxalic acid based and is specially designed to prepare your deck for oiling or staining.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.