How to Spring Clean Your Deck or Patio
Springtime has us all longing for that beautiful backyard get-together, barbecues, and times spent watching the little ones enjoy running through the sprinkler. Before you start sending out the invitations to your first backyard bash of the year, you will want to know How to Spring Clean Your Deck or Patio to get your deck or patio entertainment ready.
Entertaining outside is a lot of fun and getting your deck or patio ready is the first step to enjoying your fun outdoors this year.
De-Grime Your Deck or Patio
The first step to cleaning your deck or patio is to remove all the clutter. First, remove all plants and furniture from the space. Sweep up the leaves, sand and any debris that has made its way onto your outdoor space.
Rinse the entire deck or patio with a hose and tackle any stains and oily spots with a cleaner. Using a stiff broom or scrub brush, give the stains and spots a good scrub and then rinse well.
Clean off Outdoor Furniture
Cleaning off your outdoor furniture is a good idea when it comes to preparing your deck for the Spring and Summer months. Remove any cushions or textiles from the furniture and wash them according to their specific directions.
Wipe down the furniture to remove any excess dirt and debris. Replace any furniture or cushions that are unable to be cleaned or broken.
Add Pops of Colour
If your furniture could use a fresh coat of paint, consider choosing a bright colour. Not only can re-painting your furniture revitalize its appearance, but it can also change the style completely.
Add some ambient lighting to your outdoor space. You can string twinkle lights around the umbrella or the fence, and add solar lights to fence posts or railings. Lights can be very useful for those beautiful, warm evenings that you just want to stay outdoors.
Creating a sitting area is really just the bare bone essentials of enjoying your outdoor space. You can turn your space into a beautiful getaway with gorgeous little accents and décor. Bright coloured pillows, candles and even a cozy outdoor carpet can make any backyard patio feel like a personal oasis.
Displaying plants can really help to dress up your outdoor space, but depending on what you choose to plant, they can also be used for repelling those pesky bugs and pests away from your deck or patio.
The season for outdoor entertaining is upon us, celebrate with a beautifully clean patio or deck.
Comments & Reviews
This is a great post. Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning up the dirt. You need to get rid of all the clutter, as well. I actually bring all my furniture in for the winter to protect it and make the spring cleaning process easier.
That patio looks GORGEOUS!! I want that deck! I LOVE to spring clean, because I feel fresh and new after it is all cleaned again! I scrub our floors and the walls to start with and then purge stuff like crazy!
I know how quickly stones can get that mildew. These are great tips to prep for the spring!!
That deck and patio is sooooo gorgeous!! We’re currently building our house…I’ll have to keep these tips in mind for next year!!
Claudia Krusch says
Love your post! We’re just getting ready to clean our deck and pavers! I know how quickly stones can get that mildew and those weeds!! These are great tips to prep for the spring!!
debra p says
Now that it’s spring, we’re getting our deck ready. I really love these tips as they’re so helpful!
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Deck Builders Everett says
Using a pressure washer is a great option if you really need to do some deep cleaning. I’ll have to keep these tips in mind. Thank you for sharing the tips. Jenny
Steve Williams says
Great article! I power wash my custom deck at the beginning of every summer.
Bill Deck says
Thanks for sharing! You’d hope deck builders would explain this type of stuff to their clients! This is useful information for any deck or patio owner.
Ashley B says
Thanks so much for sharing I plan to renovate my deck after getting Winnipeg Tree Service in a few days!
deck contractor Ashburn VA says
Thank you for your awesome tips. I am new to the deck building industry and I need all the help that I can get. You have taught me a lot with this post. I appreciate your knowledge and expertise. I hope that someday, I will be as skillful as you and your company. Cheers to a more successful year of 2021! Best regards from our deck contractor Ashburn VA.
deck contractor conway ar says
Nice write up. Glad I found it. Thanks for writing this article. Just started our business and looking forward to learning more and more everyday with great info like this. Cheers
Tara Noland says
Thank you and good luck!