Do not use a metal putty knife, if you scratch the paint then it will rust for sure. I use a rubber spatula or a stick.
All of this only works if you have good paint on the deck. If it’s bare metal then keep water and wet grass away from the deck.
Dwight L. Hazen
Indiana University, UITS, Networks
Bloomington, In. 47408-7378
From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu [mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of Hilty, Steve
I agree with John, I was always told never to wash a deck out with water as it causes corrosion with the nutrients in the grass clippings. Scrap out the clippings with a putty knife after they have dried somewhat.