BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner Review 3.2/5 (11)

This post was updated on January 19, 2022

BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner Review

BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner

Behr Deck Cleaner Review 2022

BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner is a cleaner specifically formulated to clean and brighten wood surfaces and remove mildew stains. This unique product will also remove tannin bleed, red clay stains, rust stains on wood and masonry, and clean vinyl/aluminum siding, composite decks, and more!

BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner Rating (1-10)

Removal of Graying, Dirt, Grime: 5

– The BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner did a poor job of cleaning and removing the graying. The cleaner did not remove any of the mold or mildew from the wood. It lightened the color of the wood slightly. On inspection of the contents, it was determined that this product is more of a wood brightener than a wood cleaner. It contains oxalic acid and a soap additive.

Cost Per Square Foot: 7

– Cheap for a liquid deck cleaner but since it does not work very well we could not give it a high rating here.

Removal of Old Stain: N/A

– BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner is not a stain stripper.

Ease of Application: 9

– The BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner applies easily with a pump sprayer. No mixing is needed. Just fill the sprayer and apply. Consistency hasn’t any issues with the clogging of the sprayer.

Final Appearance of Cleaning: 6

– We were not impressed with the overall cleaning.

Overall Score for BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner: 6.75

– BEHR Premium 2-In-1 Deck Cleaner is a poor way to prep your wood or deck for a stain

Product Information:

Where To Buy: Home Depot
Product Type: Deck Cleaner and Deck Brightener
Available Sizes: 1 Gallon
Application Temperature: 45-95 F
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-200 sq. ft
Application Tools: Scrub Brush, Pump Sprayer
Manufacturer: Behr

Test Deck Stats:

Deck Wood Type: Western Red Cedar
Deck Square Footage: 500
The Condition of Deck: Heavily grayed with mold/mildew.
How Much Product Used: 
4 Gallons Retails for $25.99 per gallon.

*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take into consideration that results may differ due to different wood types, exposure to UV radiation, and natural weathering.

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3 years ago

can I use the wood prep on composite secking?

6 years ago

I applied but with a britle broom, scrubbed it in and waited. I had cleaned the front porch with half and half bleach first and it still needed more. Once this was applied waited 15 min and hosed the deck down with water. Very pleased. Just a little elbow grease and it is good to go.

Lloyd Lucero
Lloyd Lucero
7 years ago

I purchased a contained of Behr Deck and read the instructions to dilute 1 to 1 with water. Seems strong to me and my question is, is this correct? Thank you

8 years ago

LOVE this stuff! Been using it for years on my deck, vinyl siding, and cement benches. Works like a charm. Too bad my Home Depot doesn't seem to carry it anymore. 🙁

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