Investing in a new deck can add huge value to your home. Bringing the indoors out, offers so many living and family options.

From a great place to have family dinners, a relaxing outlook after a busy day, the ultimate BBQ space through to a safe place for the kids to play and be as loud as they want.

Along with the lifestyle benefits, a deck will add to your property’s value.  Therefore, it is essential that you take care of your deck to maintain its life.

Mould can be a big problem with decks, especially after a bout of cold, wet weather.  There are a number of commercial products out there to help you clean a mouldy deck, but if you are after a natural solution, here is a great method from Shannon Lush.

  • Make up a super strong pot of tea and combine with ½ cup of vinegar in a bucket.
  • Use a stiff brush to really get in there and scrub your deck.

The tannins in the tea work on the faded look of your timber deck while the vinegar takes on the mould and slime.

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