Composite Docks Cleaner
Resist Mist Stains. We all hate them. Especially on our composite docks. You are outside; enjoying the first days of spring, walk down to your dock to fish or maybe put the boat in the water after a long winter and all you can focus on are stains. Bird droppings, black spots, mildew and maybe even some algae. How do I remove stains off of my composite docks?
The Resist Mist™ kit will remove most stains including mildew, mold, and algae. The kit contains two incredibly powerful products. Both are both environmentally friendly and really easy to use. First, Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™. We developed this cleaner as the best composite deck cleaner on the market. Its powerful surfactants dig deep below the surface of your composite deck/dock allowing its biodegradable chemistry to lift and remove most stains including suntan lotion, bug spray, rust, mildew, mold, and many other stains. Wow. What a difference. But, then real science happens. Resist Mist™. Applied by you with a simple pump sprayer. Resist Mist™ is a water-based, environmentally protectant that uses our Molecular Barrier Technology™ to form an invisible shield. That shield creates a barrier between new potential stains and your deck. Sounds good but it has to be hard to apply, right? NO! Simply put it in a pump sprayer, dilute it with water and apply it to your clean composite deck. That’s it. And the best news of all is that Resist Mist™ can last up to 3 full seasons. That translates into less maintenance and more margaritas!
Instructions, Tips, Tricks, and Tools
How To Clean and Protect Your Composite Dock/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:
- 1 Dilute 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 dock 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.
IMPORTANT: Keep the concentrated cleaner and Resist Mist out of the water as it may harm fish in concentrate form.
- 3 Gently scrub your dock 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 dock using lots of water.
TIP: More water and less pressure equals a faster and more complete rinsing of your composite deck.
- 5 Allow the dock to mostly dry.
TIP: Your deck does not need to be completely dry. However, it should not have any standing water. The wetter the dock the more diluted your Resist Mist™ will be. A very wet dock 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 dock surface has been evenly saturated. Within reason, you cannot put too much Resist Mist™ on a composite dock.
TRICK: Remember to leave yourself an exit so start with the far corner of your dock
TOOL: One Quart of Resist Mist™ will cover about 300 square feet of composite decking/docks. Older docks may require additional Resist Mist™ because older composite decks will absorb the solution at a higher rate than newer decks.
- 7Allow Resist Mist™ to dry. Congratulations, you have now made your dock a very unfriendly place for mold, mildew and algae to try and live.
TIP: We recommend staying off of your dock for 24hrs.
TRICK: If you want super protection, perform the Drop Test. Simply put a small drop of water on your dock. If it beads up, your dock 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 dock 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.
- 8Resist Mist™ should last up to three full seasons.
TIP: Places that get allot of traffic may require more frequent treatments of Resist Mist™.
IMPORTANT TRICK. To keep your dock looking the best and get the most out of Resist Mist, we strongly recommend a simple annual cleaning using the Resist Mist Composite Deck Cleaner™ to remove any pollen, dust or bird droppings that have settled onto your dock.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE–GHOSTING: If a dock has had significant mold, mildew, algae, dirt, rust, deck boxes, floor mats or other anything that could block or reduce sunlight to that area of the dock, 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 dock looks clean but still has darker spots where the mold, dirt, etc. was sitting. Please do not be alarmed, your dock 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 dock 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.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE 2: As with all cleaning and care products, please 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.