Vinyl Decking

Care & Maintenance

Your Home-Rail vinyl deck should be cleaned at least four times per year (more often if acid rain or airborne pollution is a problem in your area) Just spray with a garden hose. If deck is severely soiled, use warm water, a mild detergent and a broom or a brush. Then spray with a garden hose.

When barbecuing, make sure grease does not drip on the deck membrane. If it does, wipe it up as soon a possible. Always Remove contaminates as soon as possible.

When removing snow, use a plastic shovel.

Cleaning recommendations for Tough Stains:

Stain 1-2-3 Steps
Chewing Gum D-A-B
Motor Oil B
Mildew or Wet Leaves* C-A-B
Yellow Mustard A-B-C
Oil Based Paint (Dried) D-A-B
Oil Based Paint (Fresh) D-B-E
Tar/Asphalt D-A-B
Latex Paint A-B-E
Ketchup A-B
Ballpoint Ink A-B-E
Permanent Marker* B-C-E
Eye Shadow B
Spray Paint B-E
Shoe Polish* D-B-E
Suntan Lotion* A-B-E
Lipstick A-B
Crayon D-B
Grease D-B-E
Household Soil A-B
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate B

A: Medium soft brush - warm soapy water/water rinse/dry.

B: Fantastik spray cleaner (only for a few minutes) water rinse/dry.

C: One (1) tablespoon to one (1) quart water/water rinse/dry.

D: Wipe or scrape off excess (chill gum with ice)

E: Follow instructions of staining agent manufacturer.

* Suntan lotions, wet leaves, permanent markers and some other products contain dyes that permanently stain.


  1. Always clean immediately. Test unseen area of membrane before cleaning stain.
  2. all cleaning methods must be followed by a thorough rinse with water
  3. Certain household cleaners, powdered abrasives, steel wool and industrial cleaners can cause damage and discoloration and are not recommended. Dry cleaning fluids and lacquer solvents should not be used as they will remove printed pattern. Waxes should be used with caution; many contain dyes and solvents that can permanently damage the protective coating.