Your Pristine, Protected Composite Deck
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LESS WORK. MORE MARGARITAS! RESIST MIST LASTS 3+ YEARS
Resist Mist Cleaner And Treatment Works Great On All Composite Decks And Composite Materials Including
- Natures Composities®
- Greenland Composites®
- Elk Cross Timbers®
- And Many More!
Instructions, Tips, Tricks and Tools.
How To Clean and Protect Your Composite Deck
Resist Mist ™ Composite Deck Cleaner is the best product for removing mold, mildew, algae and many stains from composite decks. Using Resist Mist™ products are the easiest to use composite deck cleaning and protection products you have ever used. Here’s how:
1Dilute the Resist Mist™ Composite Deck Cleaner 3:1 with water.
TIP: So pour one quart of the cleaner in your one gallon pump sprayer and fill it with water.
2 Spray the mixture on your deck with your garden pump sprayer. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes without drying.
TIP: If it starts to dry simply spray more of your solution on the area. We recommend cleaning about 50-100 square feet at a time depending on weather.
- 3 Gently scrub your deck with a stiff bristled brush until the product produces a light foam.
TIP: For heavily soiled areas use a stronger concentration of cleaner and perhaps a little bit more elbow grease.
TRICK: For rust stains use a higher concentration of cleaner and very gently scrub the area with a wire brush.
TRICK: For suntan lotion stains, a higher concentration of cleaner may be required.
- 4 Completely rinse the cleaner from the deck using lots of water.
TIP: More water and less pressure equals a faster and more complete rinsing of your composite deck.
- 5 Allow the deck to mostly dry.
TIP: Your deck does not need to be completely dry. However, it should not have any standing water. The wetter the deck the more diluted your Resist Mist™ will be. A very wet deck could require additional Resist Mist™ applications.
- 6 Mix the Resist Mist™ Concentrate in your one gallon garden pump sprayer at 3:1 (just like you did with the Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™. Completely saturate your deck.
TIP: It is VERY IMPORTANT to completely clean your pump sprayer. Any contamination in the pump sprayer may reduce the effectiveness of Resist Mist™. .
TIP 2: Ensure the entire deck surface has been evenly saturated. Within reason, you cannot put too much Resist Mist™ on a composite deck.
TRICK: Remember to leave yourself an exit so start with the far corner of your deck
TOOL: One Quart of Resist Mist™ will cover about 300 square feet of composite decking. Older decks may require additional Resist Mist™ because older composite decks will absorb the solution at a higher rate than newer decks.
7 Allow Resist Mist™ to dry. Congratulations, you have now made your deck a very unfriendly place for mold, mildew and algae to try and live.
TIP: We recommend staying off of your deck for 24hrs.
TRICK: If you want super protection, perform the Drop Test. Simply put a small drop of water on your deck. If it beads up, your deck now has a super barrier. If it doesn’t, you can simply spray on more Resist Mist™. You can safely apply as much Resist Mist™ as you want or as often as you want on your deck without concern of build-up.Heavy applications will provide the most stain protection. Here is what the water drop test may look like with a heavy application.
For lighter applications your drop test may look like this.
- 8 Resist Mist™ should last up to three full seasons.
TIP: Places that get allot of traffic may require more frequent treatments of Resist Mist™.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE–GHOSTING: If a deck has had significant mold, mildew, algae, dirt, rust, floor mats or other anything that could block or reduce sunlight to that area of the deck, it could create an effect called ghosting or shadowing. This happens when exposed areas receive sunlight and unexposed or less exposed areas receive less or no sunlight. You will notice that your deck looks clean but still has darker spots where the mold, dirt, etc. was sitting. Please do not be alarmed, your deck is not defective or ruined and Resist Mist did not fail you. Depending on how long those areas were shielded from the sun, it could take a couple weeks or even a few months for those spots to go away. Again, there is nothing wrong with your deck or with the Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™. In time the spots will go away. YOU CAN APPLY RESIST MIST OVER THE GHOSTING SPOTS AT THE TIME OF CLEANING WITHOUT CONCERN THAT THEY WILL “SEAL IN” THE SPOTS
*Like everything outside, periodic cleaning is needed on all low maintenance decks to keep them looking their best. For optimal longevity, yearly cleaning with Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner is suggested.
Note: As with all cleaning and care products, keep children and pets away from Resist Mist™ and the Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™ while they are wet and especially around opened bottles. Store unopened bottles in a cool place out of direct sunlight and away from children and pets.