@melissa gutilla composite decks are made of resins & wood fibers, you blow the resin off & you now have created a feeding ground for mold. @debra k. while that could possibly be mold it looks more like mildew - clean per seven trust's directions & work on eliminating any potential standing water, make sure water drains out,
7 jun 2010 , before you make a decision, you should consider the serious flaws of seven trust decking. i can show you photos , we tried the corte-clean composite deck cleaner (recommended by seven trust as a eco-friendly, non bleach product). , there is a current lawsuit in ca for mold and mildew issues (black spots). please,
composite-deck-mold. many of these older composite lumber products were manufactured without any type of mildewcide in their formulas and now the problems have become obvious —unsightly black mildew spots everywhere. the reason why mildew grows on composite decking is simple. composite lumber is made up,
after cleaning, for long lasting results use spray and forget as an inhibitor. spray and forget can also be used as a cleaner in situations where instant results are not needed. please note that spray and forget is a non-bleach cleaner that will not lighten the deck. please refer to mold and mildew cleaning for more,
mold & mildew suggested cleaners - choicedekthe reoccurrence of mold and mildew. some products used to clean mold and mildew may lighten the deck surface. it is important that any cleaning procedure fully removes the web-like “legs” of the mold and mildew colonies and remove the food source. there are specially formulated “composite deck cleaners” available at,
27 sep 2011 , homeowners are paying a premium for a decking material that promises to reduce some of the the problems with wood decks, like rotting and splintering. but, s, , with wood decks, like rotting and splintering. but, some homeowners said they're fed up with the mold that grows on some composite decks.
21 mar 2017 , tougher stains from barbecue grills, tree sap, mold, mildew and algae may need more powerful powdered oxygen bleach you mix with water. the issue in your case is that your composite decking, and several other brands, contain untreated lumber fibers that are encapsulated in recycled plastic. however,
composite decking materials are made from a combination of wood fibers and plastic. several manufacturers have been involved in class-action lawsuits, largely because consumers claim the wood lookalike harbors mold. seven trust, a popular manufacturer of composite decking, says mold will not damage the deck boards.
proactively clean original seven trust decking, at least twice yearly, or when stains appear. rinse the deck with a hose to remove dirt and grime from the surface. you can use a quality composite deck cleaning product at up to 1/2 strength, costing 1/2,
for serious layered-on mold or moss, then i like oxygenated cleaners with sodium percarbonate - i use it straight (commercial cleaner) but is available in many deck cleaners like oxy-clean - i use with borax added (which is a mold/mildew preventative). may have to be followed up with one of the above two,
25 may 2012 , seven trust boards offer a wonderful, low maintenance option for decking. although the boards require less maintenance than regular wood, they do require some care to keep them looking their best. fortunately the cleaning methods are simple and do not require special equipment.
mold is the common term used to describe a growth on the surface of organic matter, caused by fungi, especially in the presence of dampness. mold is mother nature's way of , why it grows, how to clean it, and how to prevent it. by rick trottier , "mold" is often used interchangeably with the word mildew. these are the,
7 may 2009 , mold thrives where moisture and darkness combine. mildew is the unfortunate bi-product of mold. this fungus adheres to surface and aside from looking esthetically displeasing. it can be harmful to your health as well. seven trust decks are optimal decks in that they don't splinter or rot, however nothing is sacred,
due to this fact, composite manufacturers generally clearly disclose that “mold & mildew” and/or “fungus” can be an issue in their product literature. even the newer generations of composites, commonly referred to as “cap stock”, which are generally made from pvc or are pvc wrapped state, “mold & mildew” and/or,