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The deck is actually a roof. The roof she has a chimney and the chimney she has a smoky old woodstove dripping creosote all over the place.

The deck cover is torched-on mod bit with a light granular topping.

What is a reasonable way to wash the roof so it looks a bit better without damaging the roofing?

I have suggested strongly that they lay down a walking surface, which will also cover up the stain. Any ideas?

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This reply is probably too late, but here it goes anyway. This would be the cheapest route, maybe not the best route though:

Looks like the chimney is capped of and the stove out of use or gone. I would :

1) Start at the top of the chimney and wire brush as much soot off as possible and then pressure wash the entire chimney and roof with a de-greaser or simply green and thorough rinsing and let dry overnight.

2) Primer paint the entire chimney with one or two coats of BIN Grey (deep base) Shellac primer/sealer and two top coats of dark red exterior latex paint.

3) Paint the mod-bit with a non-fibered aluminium roof coating.

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Katen's solution is spot on, if not the proprietary system then a series of sleepers and decking.

To answer the question though, the best product I've ever used for creosote removal is Spray Nine. It is the best general purpose cleaner I've ever used. It makes Simple Green and 409 seem like they're just water.

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