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What causes mold on decks?
Last Updated: 13th April, 2020
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Similarly, how do I stop mold growing on my deck?
Deck mildew can be prevented if you wash the deck regularly with a special homemade solution. Mix together a bucket of water with one cup of bleach per gallon. To that add vinegar and baking soda. Use a mop to clean the deck with the solution.
Secondly, how do I keep my deck from turning green? The Spruce also recommends cleaning green patios with a homemade solution of vinegar and Borax. After hosing down your patio — either with a pressure washer or garden hose — combine 1/2 cup part distilled white vinegar and 1/2 cup Borax in warm water and place the mixture into a spray bottle.
Just so, why is my deck molding?
Mold that appears on the ground below the deck is a sign one of thing only: too much moisture. It is possible for mold and mildew to accumulate below the deck because it was built too close to the ground, but it's more likely that water and moisture are accumulating there because of improper drainage or faulty grading.
Does Thompson Water Seal prevent mold?
This protection includes: Water repellency, prevents water damage, maintains natural wood grain, all while resisting mold growth. Thompson's® WaterSeal® claim to fame is the ability to waterproof your exterior wood.