• CLEANING YOUR PATIO FURNITURE
  • This entry was posted in Patio on July 21, 2016

  • Routine and proper cleaning is vital to keeping your outdoor patio furniture in top condition.  For best results, clean your outdoor furniture once at the beginning of summer, once at the end, and once more in-between depending on how much it is used. Additional products such as water sealers and varnishes are available for added protection from UV rays, moisture, chipping, and fading. The material your patio furniture is made of will determine the best way to clean and protect it.

    Aluminum

    To clean, mix together mild dish detergent and water and wipe down with a dampened cloth. Rinse with clean water afterwards. Avoid using any abrasive cleaners and rough brushers that will scratch and damage the furniture.  Washing aluminum outdoor furniture frequently is important to maintain its natural sheen.

    Wicker

    Use a soft bristle brush dampened with water and a mild oil-based soap to remove any dirt. Afterwards, rinse off with clean water and re-rinse every few weeks to prevent dirt and dust from building up in the crevasses.

    Wrought Iron

    Wipe down wrought iron tables and chairs with a clean cloth dampened with a mixture of water and a mild dish detergent. Rinse with clean water after wipe down. Avoid using chemicals such as ammonia and trisodium phosphate these alkaline cleaners will cause the furniture to rust. Apply a coat of automotive wax for added protection.

    Resin

    Rub auto paste wax on new resin furniture to keep off dust and dirt. To clean, rub with soapy water and rinse with clean water. For white resin furniture avoid bleach and chlorine, these will deteriorate the material.

    Remember to remove upholstery and cushions before cleaning and let furniture dry completely before use. And avoid pressure washing and using chemically-harsh treatments. Enjoy your patio furniture for years to come by taking good care of it with a few simple cleanings!