Cleaning Tips for Brock Vinyl Decking

Brock Vinyl Products are made from stain resistant vinyl. If you find the rain doesn’t keep your deck and railings as clean as you would like, we recommend power washing to remove general dirt and spot conditions. A soft bristle brush and mild detergent can also be used. Stains that are more difficult to remove may be treated in accordance with the following cleansers recommended.

Preventing potential vinyl hazards is your best bet in keeping your Brock Vinyl Decking pristine over the years. Please carefully read the Potential Hazards section to avoid problems in the future.

Cleaners Recommended for Stain Removal

Stain Cleansers*
Bubble Gum 30% vinegar and water solution
Crayon Lestoil, Simple Green
Flare Pen Water based cleansers such as Fantastik
Lipstick Murphy’s Oil Soap, Simple Green
Lithium Grease Water-based cleaners such as Fantastik or Windex
Mold & Mildew Water-based cleaners such as Fantastik or Windex, 30% vinegar and water solution
Motor Oil Water-based cleaners such as Fantastik or Windex, Murphy’s Oil Soap, Lysol
Oil Stain Mild abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub
Other Chlorine-based product such as Tilex and/or white 3M abrasive pad
Paint Mild abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub
Pencil Mild abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub
Rust Rust and iron removers such as Iron Out and Snow Bowl
Sap Water based cleansers such as Fantastik
Tar Mild abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub, mineral spirits
Top Soil Water based cleansers such as Fantastik, Murphy’s Oil Soap, Lestoil

*If you wish to use any other cleaner other than those on the recommended list, we suggest that you test it on an inconspicuous area before proceeding. All cleaners should be flushed throughly after application.

Brock Vinyl Decking

Products that are not recommended

Vinyl is a nonpourous material that resists most chemical stains. However, some items that may stain or damage the vinyl include, but not limited to:

  • Acetone-based products such as Nail Polish Remover
  • Insect Repellant
  • Tanning Lotion and Sprays
  • Abrasive Pads and Cleaners
  • Flexible vinyl products such as inflatible pool accessories an vinyl tarps
  • Do not apply other products to vinyl

Potential Hazards

Brock Vinyl Decking is very durable but excessive heat, some chemicals and certain environmental conditions can damage it.


Heat in excess of 200 degrees may cause permanent deformation of vinyl profiles. Common heat hazards are gas or charcoal grills, hot tubs, cigarettes, dark colored floor/door mats or nearby leaf/trash burning. Allow adequate air space between gas grills or hot tub heating elements. Please note distortion may occur due to unsual heat sources such as highly reflective windows. Do not place dark color mats on the deck surface as this may increase the temperature surface to damaging levels.Some bleeding or straining may also occur with certain mat materials. Cigarette burns or charcoal burns may be cut out or sanded lightly to maintain color but will leave a gouged area The vinyl material will not support combustion but can be burnt and rendered unusable. Please be careful when burning close to your Brock Deck Systems.

Chemicals and Minerals

Some lawn and agriculture chemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) may cause discoloration when left in the vinyl surface. Be careful when using any chemical products. For example, do not allow porous pots to leach fertilizers onto the deck surface. Mineral deposits in your water supply such as iron or rust may also cause staining. Severe environmental conditions such as acid rain and other pollutants may have a detrimental affect on vinyl.

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