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How To Clean Your Outdoor Metal & Timber Staircases


When it comes to your outdoor stairs, you have to make sure that you put effort into keeping them at their best. That is why we are provided we have provided these steps for both cleaning and maintaining your outdoor timber and metal staircases.

Outdoor Metal Staircases:

If have outdoor metal stairs, then considered yourself a lucky person. As they are artificially made, they do not require as much maintenance as timber stairs. They are strong and durable and you only need to be cleaned once a year. To maintain your outdoor metal stairs, follow these two quick steps:

Step 1: Scrub It Down

With a microfiber or disposable dusting cloth, slowly go through your outdoor metal staircase and remove all the dirt and grim. This can be a timely process, but in order to ensure that your staircase is in premium condition, do it properly.

Step 2: Wash It With A Designated Cleaner

Grab your bucket, fill it with water and mix together warm water with a cleaning liquid (that is the designed for metals) and mop down your stairs. This will give you a sparkling new look to your metal stairs and ensure that any rust that has developed is removed.

Step 3: Hose It Down With Your Pressure Cleaner

For this step, it is best that you hire out a pressure cleaning machine (unless you own one). Grab it, crank up the power and hose down the stairs. And that’s it – you’re done!

Outdoor Timber Staircases:

Due to the natural elements of timber stairs, constant exposure to Melbourne’s ever-changing weather means that there is a potential for it to damage. A mixture of water, moisture and heat can cause moss to grow on the staircase, as well as damage the structure. That is why we recommend that you clean your outdoor timber stairs once a year by following this three quick steps:

Step 1: Thoroughly Clean Your Stairs

In order to have completely clean stairs, you need to make sure it is free from dirt and debris. So give it a sweep with your broom (from top to bottom) to clear out all the niggly parts. Then, grab your pressure washer (if you don’t have one, you can rent one out) and completely hose down the staircase so that any leftover dust and debris that is stuck in the crevices are removed.  

Step 2: Dry It & Apply It!

Give your stairs some time to dry, before grabbing your mop and applying some deck cleaning solution. Go over all the parts of your stairs with the mop to ensure that the staircase is completely cleaned by the solution. Grab the water pressure cleaning machine again, rinse it down and give it 24 hours to dry.

Step 3: Touch It Up With A Waterproof Sealer
To guarantee that your outdoor timber stairs last for years, apply a waterproofing sealer all over it. This will protect the timber, repel water and strengthen your staircase.

We hope that these tips will help you manage your outdoor timber or metal stairs. If you are looking for an experience team to help you, then speak to the experts at S&A Stairs.