You want your patio furniture to look its best at all times, especially when you have people coming over to your outdoor area. How can you keep your patio furniture looking clean at all times if you want to make sure that it impresses even the most critical visitor? It turns out that you do not need a whole lot of things to do so. Chances are that you have these cleaners in your home already!
If you have plastic patio furniture that is looking a bit worn, WD-40 is going to restore some of the shine and color that might have been lost. You spray the WD-40 onto the surface of your patio furniture and use a dry, clean cloth to wipe it down. The results are going to surprise you when you see them.
We have already discussed that vinegar can help you clean your patio furniture in a previous article. If you live in a hot, humid climate, chances are that you have seen mildew on your patio furniture or your wooden decks before. You do not have to resort to bleach to clean this mildew; instead you can use a vinegar-based solution which is going to be much milder.
- Mix 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap with 2 cups white vinegar in a bucket of hot water to prevent mildew growth on outdoor plastic mesh furniture. Work into the grooves of the plastic with a soft brush and make sure that you scrub the umbrella fabric and seat pads. Leave the furniture to dry in the sun after rinsing it with cold water.
- Use a combination of 1 gallon water with 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 1 cup ammonia to remove mildew from wood patio furniture and wood decks. Clean the tight spaces such as corners with an old toothbrush.
If you have patio furniture made out of plastic and are considering throwing it out because it looks worn, 1 gallon of water, 1/2 cup of bleach and mild detergent mixed together. This is going to add some liveliness back to your plastic-mesh furniture.
Most people have baking soda in their cupboard right now, because it has a million different uses. Most resin lawn furniture does not respond well to commercial cleaners – primarily because these cleaners are too abrasive. By using a wet sponge dipped in baking soda, you are able to clean the furniture without having to worry about dulling or scratching the surface.