1. Make yourself a pot of strong tea, add 1/2 a cup of white vinegar and pour the solution into a bucket.
2. Then, use a stiff broom to apply the solution to the deck – rubbing vigorously. The tannin in the tea replaces those leached out of the timber by the sun while the vinegar treats the built-up lichen and cuts through the mould.
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