Wooden decking - How can I remove green algae and re-colour it?

Someone said that Jeyes Fluid is a good algae removal tool but I don't know?  Would this smell bad forever?  Is something else better?
For re-colouring we are wondering about a Cuprinol stain?
( Last year I removed green algae and "white lichen flowers" from our north-facing stone patio with a hired Karcher pressure washer, it was slow and I used hundreds of gallons of paid-for water )
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Mike

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,500
    This may help
    http://www.oxygenbleach.com/oxygen-bleach-and-your-deck.html

    Make sure you use Oxygen bleach (laundry) and NOT Chlorine bleach!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,056
    Hire a pressure washer with a pick-up pump and use rainwater. My Karcher K4 Eco uses rainwater and flies through decking cleanups with the right tool. You need the proper patio head that looks like a big round vacuum cleaner, trying to do it with the basic lance is a potch and is likely to damage the wood if the pressure is too high. The patio cleaner is a wide head with 4 rotating jets so it's much faster. I don't stain my decking, it's not necessary and just adds to the maintenance costs and time.

    I use this stuff on my rendered walls though as I can't pressure wash them and it kills all moss and algae within a couple of days.

  • Mike160304Mike160304 Posts: 66
    edited 11 April
    Wold Edges - Many thanks for your suggestions, I shall follow them up.
    Mike
  • Mike160304Mike160304 Posts: 66
    Madpenguin - Thank you for your suggestion, I shall look that up.
    Mike
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