As for any other material installed outside which is exposed to the weather, pollution, etc., your Océwood® decking may require spring cleaning once a year. You will be pleased to find that, thanks to its watertight properties, cleaning is easy:
Clean it using a high pressure water cleaner and bleach if it is very dirty.
Rinse abundantly with water until you can no longer smell the bleach.
Then spray it with moss remover.
Your decking is ready for the season...
For more detailed information, consult the maintenance page.
This phenomenon is totally normal: when they are finished, Océwood® boards are sanded, which causes the lignin from the wood contained in the boards to be discharged on to the surface. This discharge causes unsightly rings which may remain after cleaning following installation. They will disappear naturally in the weeks following installation, by the effect of the weather and the rainwater.
As for any other material installed outside, your Océwood® fencing is exposed to the weather, pollution and other everyday wear and tear. However, it is very easy to clean:
Try to brush the marks with soapy water. As a last resort, you can try to sand the board lightly using 24 or 40 grain wood sandpaper gently by hand.
To find out how to remove any stains, consult our maintenance videos. They explain how to remove the most common stains.
Remove the excess oil/fat with absorbent paper to prevent spreading. Clean it using a sponge and soap or bicarbonate of soda.
A ring may remain. It will fade naturally over time with the effect of ultraviolet rays from the sun and the moon.
Océwood® boards are sanded, they therefore have rough areas in which glue or sap can become embedded. Therefore, unfortunately it is not possible to remove the product entirely.
Try to sand it slowly, by hand, using 24 or 40 grain wood sandpaper. For fencing, if there are glue runs, proceed in the same way after removing the excess glue and leaving it to dry.
Paint in aerosols is generally indelible. If it is still fresh and has left light marks, rub the board with a damp sponge and bicarbonate of soda. Leave the bicarbonate of soda to soak in, then clean with high pressure water cleaner. If there is a very pronounced mark that has dried and is still visible in spite of the above actions, it is unlikely that the stain will disappear.
Wipe with a damp sponge to remove as much of the substance as possible. Apply a stain remover, such as bicarbonate of soda. Leave the stain remover to soak in, then clean with high pressure water cleaner. If rings remain, they will fade naturally with the ultraviolet rays of the sun and with the rain.
There are 2 possible causes:
In all cases, please do not hesitate to contact us in order to find a solution.
Yes, Océwood have developed specific products for Océwood® composite wood (decking boards, fencing, and screen wall): OcéClean. For annual maintenance, use a conventional moss remover. For cleaning, bleach, soap or bicarbonate of soda are all perfectly suitable for cleaning without harming the boards.
We highly recommend using our product OceProtect.