How to Clean Decking: A Step by Step Guide

How to Clean Decking
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If you're not sure how to clean decking, now's the time to learn how. As summer rolls around, you'll be wanting to make full use of your outdoor space, but grimy decking isn't quite the perfect picture you imagine when it comes to al fresco dining. 

It's important to periodically clean decking for safety too — if moss and lichen builds up, it can cause decking to become slippery and potentially dangerous. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.