The Best Cleaners for Your Deck, Patio, and Other Outdoor Surfaces
For Any Surface
Grease stains left by the grill? Algae or mildew? Apply this cleaning agent with a soft nylon brush. Rinse, then follow with a protective UV oil (we like PenofinUltra Premium Red Label (penofin.com for stores); a mini paint roller makes it easy to coat on.
To buy: Simple Green Deck and Fence Cleaner, $12, homedepot.com.
For stains of any sort on concrete, use a stiff-bristled nylon brush to apply this tough surface cleaner.
To buy: Unfortunately, this item is no longer available..
For stains on stone, use this water-based solution with a stiff nylon brush.
To buy: Goof Off Heavy Duty Spot Remover and Degreaser, $7, homedepot.com.