How do I clean my playground poured rubber surface?

Most poured in place rubber surfaces are outdoors. this means they will get dirty, grimy or full of debris. We get this question all the time: How do I clean my playground rubber surface without damaging it? Here are a few pointers:

  • If you are dealing with common stuff that can happen in a playground, such as kid having an accident, you will need to wash off the accident and then, sanitize the area. 
  • If you are dealing with something a little bit more persistent, like moss you can use bleach or ammonia. You might have to power0wash the surface as well. If you do that make sure you use a wide angle nozzle and be careful not to dislodge the EPDM granules. I have seen more damage done with power-washers on rubberized surfaces than anything else. 
  • For small debris, sand or mulch, I recommend you just use a powerful leaf blower.
  • For isolated spots here and there you can use household detergents and scrub off the stains.
  • What you cannot do on a poured in rubber surface is use any chemicals that contain paint or laquer solvents. You also shouldn't use sharp metal objects, like a metal snow shovel to remove snow. You are likely to do damage to the surface like that. 
  • If you do end up damaging the surface while cleaning it. It's not the end of the world. You can use one of our poured rubber repair kits to patch the area or our poured in rebinder to recondition your surface

Should you have any specific questions about how to clean your playground rubber surface, feel free to call us me at: 203-659-0456 or email me at