27 Mar '12, 2pm

What is the greenest way to clean wood decks? Check out @GreenHomeGuide for tips

Rather than using a chlorine bleach. I recommend using a non-chlorine washing powder made of sodium percarbonate and sodium carbonate. "Oxygen powder" or "washing powder" is very similar to baking soda, and can be purchased in the laundry aisle of your local grocery store for around $1 per pound. A 100 square foot deck would require less than 2 pounds of washing powder. How I do it I like to first wet the entire deck with a 9 to 1 water to washing powder solution. Immediately after, while the deck is still wet, I lightly apply washing powder by itself (using a salt shaker method), attempting to cover the entire deck with a very thin layer. Don't worry if you don't get total coverage. Let the this solution sit for at least 30 minutes, preferably during the day. Follow up with a thorough scrubbing. I like to use a hose/scrubber attachment. With a little elbow grease, your ol...

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