All exterior building materials require cleaning. We recommend a basic cleaning with a combination of soap, hot water and a soft bristle brush. Ideal times to clean are just after installation and then on a semi-annual basis (typically spring or fall is most conducive with the weather). This will help to maintain the beauty of your AmPro outdoor living space.
|General Dirt and Debris||The affected area should be sprayed off with a hose to remove surface debris. Use warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush to remove dirt and debris from the embossing pattern.|
|Chalk Lines||High permanence chalk lines may discolor the surface.|
|Tannin Due to Debris||Remove all debris from deck using a hose or broom. Once the deck surface is dry, apply a “deck brightener” to the deck as directed by the manufacturer. Deck brighteners contain Oxalic acid which will remove tannins.|
|Ice and Snow||A plastic shovel may be used to remove snow from the deck. Use Calcium chloride or rock salt to melt the snow and ice from the deck surface.|
|Oil/Grease/Food||All food spills should be removed as soon as possible. The surface must be cleaned within seven days to maintain the stain warranty. To remove, spray off with a hose and use warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush to remove spills from embossing pattern.|
|Mold and Mildew||If debris, such as pollen and dirt, is allowed to remain on the deck surface, mold can feed on the biofilm. Using a hose and warm, soapy water with a soft bristle brush is recommended to remove the food source and mold.|
|Pressure Washer||A 1500psi power washer may be used on shell surface to remove dirt and debris. Use a fan tip at least 4″ away from the shell when using a power washer.|
|Vinyl Railings||Never use Acetone or other solvents on railings to maintain the beauty of the surface.|
* Use of products containing bleach or acid will lighten the surface of AmPro. Use in an inconspicuous area to determine if lightening is esthetically unpleasing to you. Neither product will affect the structural integrity of AmPro. Note: AmPro does not recommend the placement of rubber of vinyl materials such as those found in grill mats, rubber-backed welcome mats, vinyl or PVC potted containers, etc., on the surface for extended periods of time. This is due to the presence of additives in the rubber and PVC products that have a tendency to migrate from those materials to AmPro over time, resulting in discoloration of the surface.