How to Clean Your Outdoor Patio Furniture?

If you want to keep your garden furniture clean, you need to follow a few simple steps. The cleaning process will vary depending on the type of material used for the patio pieces. Clean outdoor furniture will not only make your patio look more appealing but your outdoors will also be organized and ready to be used whenever you want! However, it is important to understand that there are a few things you need to keep in mind while cleaning garden furniture. In this blog, we will give some tips on how to clean patio furniture and ensure its longetitvety.

The basics

The first step is to vacuum any dirt and debris off your furniture using a soft bristled brush attachment. Also make sure that no water gets inside; this would cause cracks in the wood, molding, metal screws, etc. Use warm water mixed with dish soap or natural soap like Dr Bronners (if it's your first time washing it). Then scrub all surfaces thoroughly until there are no residues left over..

After the first wash has been completed use water and a clean sponge to thoroughly rinse the soap from the furniture. Make sure that all soap has been removed, as this can cause stains when left on the surface for a long time.

How do you remove mildew from patio furniture?

You need to mix 2 tablespoons of household bleach with a gallon of water and apply it to the surface. Let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing with warm water again. If there are still some mildew residues left over you can try using vinegar instead of bleach. Mix equal amounts of warm water and white distilled vinegar together, take a clean cloth and apply the mixture to the surface. Let it sit for a few minutes and rinse with warm water. Buying weatherproof furniture will reduce the chances of mildew development on the surface.

How do you clean outdoor furniture with vinegar?

Wipe down all surfaces thoroughly (especially your patio table if there’s food on it), let it dry completely before putting anything back on the furniture. If, however, some residue is left behind, mix up some hot water and dish soap in a bucket and spray it onto the tables or chairs. Clean both sides of the fabric with an old toothbrush if needed. Rinse everything thoroughly then put everything away once it has dried completely.

How do you clean dirty outdoor fabric?

You need to start by vacuuming any dirt or debris from the furniture. If there are stains, try to remove them with a damp cloth and some dish soap before adding a solution of bleach and warm water.

What do I need?

  • Vacuum cleaner brush attachment
  • Spray bottle
  • Old toothbrush or dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • White distilled vinegar (optional)
  • Cloth(s) (old and new)
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Funnel or plastic bottle sprayer (optional)
  • Storage space
  • Clean cloths

What is the best way to clean outdoor furniture cushions?

Start by vacuuming the cushions, then spot clean any stains using a damp cloth and dish soap. Mix an all-purpose cleaner made from baking soda, vinegar, and warm water together in a spray bottle. Spray this onto the fabric, wait 10 minutes then scrub with an old toothbrush or sponge before rinsing with warm water again. Drying will depend on the weather conditions where you live; if it is sunny use a hair dryer to speed things along. Fold your patio cushion neatly and slide into its designated storage space!

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