Maintaining 
and/or preparing to clean an aluminum deck is easier than you think.  Think of it this way, prolonging the good 
looks 
of 
your
 powder
-coated
 AridDek
 aluminum
 decking 
is 
just 
like 
caring
 for 
your
 car. Every now and then your car will need a wash. You know that cleaning it is 
a 
smart
 way 
to 
protect
 your investment. The same goes for your aluminum deck.

Over
 time 
with 
exposure 
to 
the 
elements,
 the powder-coating on aluminum decking 
may
 show
 signs 
of 
weathering. Symptoms include
 as 
loss 
of 
gloss, 
chalking
, and 
slight 
color 
change.
 However, a 
simple,
 regular
 clean
 will 
minimize 
the 
effects 
of 
weathering. Also, it 
will
 remove
 dirt, 
grime,
 and
 other 
build‐up that is 
detrimental
 to 
all 
powder
 coatings.

6 Factors That Help Determine How Often to Clean An Aluminum Deck:

  • Geographical 
location
 of 
the
 deck.
  • Environment
 surrounding
 wherever your Aluminum decking lives (marine, 
industrial, 
alkaline
 or 
acidic, etc.)
  • Levels 
of 
atmospheric
 pollution 
including
 salts.
  • Prevailing 
winds
 and
 the
 possibility 
of 
air
born
 debris
 causing
 erosive 
wear of 
the 
coating
 (and causing abrasion).
  • Change 
in 
environmental
 circumstances 
during
 the 
lifetime
 of 
the
 deck 
(if residential
 became
 commercial).
  • Usage
 of 
the
 deck
 (including
 furniture, etc.)

Cleaning your AridDek aluminum decking should start at the time you install your AridDek.

This ensures the removal of construction materials such as concrete, plaster and paint splashes before they have a chance to dry. Failure to remove these materials at this early stage will require the use of aggressive cleaning materials and techniques with potential damage to the powder-coated surface of your AridDek aluminum decking later.

The best method to clean an aluminum deck is by regular washing using a solution of warm water and non‐abrasive, pH neutral detergent. Rinse your AridDek aluminum deck surface thoroughly rinsed after cleaning to remove all residues. Clean your AridDek using a soft cloth or sponge or a natural bristle brush.

By cleaning your AridDek aluminum deck regularly or as needed, you are protecting an investment and keeping your deck in excellent condition. Likewise, cleaning your AridDek watertight aluminum deck will only prolong the longevity of an already long-lasting deck!

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products enjoy uniquely low maintenance and greater resistance to natural elements than traditional decking products.  Wahoo Decks also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial-grade aluminum railing and AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product.   Additional information about Wahoo Decks can be found on www.WahooDecks.com or by calling 1-877-270-9387.