I had a customer reach out to me recently to get information on how to remove a rust stain from her AZEK® Deck. Answering the customer, I thought it would be a good idea to share the following information with everyone! It answers the customer’s question and a lot of other questions that people may have regarding their porches and decks. At Quinn’s Construction we use and recommend AZEK® products, especially their decking, with great confidence and pride.
AZEK® Porch and Deck Boards require only an occasional cleaning to retain their beautiful color and wood-grain texture. That’s because AZEK’s cellular PVC formulation resists natural and man-made stains like wet leaves, fruit punch, wine, and ketchup. The strong dense surface resists grain loss and scratching even when tackled by dog claws, furniture, even high heels.
AVOID THESE ITEMS on your AZEK Deck:
Rubber-backed door mats, tarps, pool toys, and other non-porous items left on the deck for an extended period of time can transfer excessive heat to your Porch or Deck Boards and may cause discoloration of the surface. Should that happen, AZEK® recommends trying a heat gun on low setting as a possible repair. Keep heat 3″ or more from the surface and use a constant back and forth motion over the area in question.
Products Containing Chemicals. Some products, such as sunblock and insect repellent, contain chemicals that may alter the surface of AZEK® decks. Check product labels and consult with the manufacturer as to product compatibility with plastic materials, prior to use on or near AZEK®.
Abrasive Cleaners. Cleaners containing abrasives can permanently dull the surface.
Wash Periodically. To keep your AZEK® Deck or Porch beautiful, wash it periodically to remove grease, dirt and debris. AZEK® can be cleaned using liquid soaps such as dish or car wash, but avoid cleaners containing abrasives, as they can permanently dull the surface. Rinse with a garden hose.
Remove Rust Stains. Use a household cleaner with phosphoric acid as the active ingredient and rinse with a garden hose.
Rock Salt or Calcium Chloride. These can be used without damage. Both may leave a white residue which can be cleaned with a non-abrasive.
Enjoy your deck for many years by caring for it with the above information. At Quinn’s we have found AZEK® to be the quality product to use for a lifetime of enjoyment of your outside living space!