The summer season is finally kicking off, which means that we’re venturing outdoors, planting and weeding, and getting all of our outdoor gear ready for summer. But as you set up the deck furniture, you might notice that your deck has fallen victim to slimy algae, mold and mildew, ugly lichen, or damaging moss. Don’t let these disgusting growths damage your investment in your deck, or get in the way of your summer fun. Wet & Forget Outdoor zaps messy growths on any type of deck with no scrubbing or power washing needed, and keeps them away for a year or more in most cases. Read on to find out how Wet & Forget Outdoor can make your deck cleaner than the competitors!
Here are the stains that can stand in the way of your fun on the family deck, and how to defeat them with Wet & Forget Outdoor:
Algae is a simple plant that can severely discolor your deck. It can also create a very slippery surface that is dangerous for your family to walk on. Green algae grows best in partially shaded areas, while black algae can grow even in direct sunlight. Removing algae with bleach or power washing it will make it grow back almost immediately. Wet & Forget Outdoor not only removes algae–it keeps algae from coming back for a year or more in most cases. Many customers who had fought a losing battle with algae for years have written in to tell us that just one yearly treatment with Wet & Forget Outdoor has kept their outdoor surfaces completely algae-free, with no scrubbing and no fuss. No matter which type of algae is plaguing your deck, Wet & Forget Outdoor will solve the problem and let you get back to enjoying your deck!
Mold and Mildew
“Mold and mildew” are words we use to talk about fungal growth that thrives in damp areas, and can be very hard to get rid of. On your deck, mold and mildew are most likely to grow in shaded areas or on outdoor furniture cushions. Mold and mildew attacks those stylish, comfy cushions you bought, and transforms them into a stained, smelly mess. Bleach will bleach out the cushions and can damage the fabric, and will irritate skin. Wet & Forget Outdoor will take care of any mold and mildew on your deck or outdoor furniture cushions without discoloring or harming the fabric, and without compromising your deck’s surface. Better yet, you won’t need any elbow grease to say goodbye to that mold and mildew!
Moss is a green, fuzzy simple plant that grows on many surfaces, from roofs, to brick, to concrete. It can also invade your deck, where its root-like structures can dig in and cause damage to wood. Wet & Forget Outdoor kills moss and causes the root-like structures to release their grip on your deck, so that the rain or a gentle brushing can safely remove the moss.
Lichen is a multi-layered growth that can grow on just about any surface, including your deck. It comes in a wide array of colors, but its scaly texture makes it easy to recognize. Lichen on your deck not only looks bad, it can cause ugly pitting in many types of decking, including wood. Don’t let this growth mar your deck! Annihilate lichen and keep it from coming back for a year or more with Wet & Forget Outdoor.
How to Make Your Deck Beautiful with Wet & Forget Outdoor
- Mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up garden sprayer.
- Spray your deck with the diluted Wet & Forget solution at a time that allows 4 to 5 hours’ drying time before the threat of rain.
- Relax, and let Wet & Forget work with the wind and rain to remove the ugly growths and leave your deck looking beautiful.
- Re-treat once a year, or at the first sign of re-growth.
To remove lichen, follow these special instructions.