Begin by removing accessories from your furniture like any umbrellas, cushions, covers tablecloths, pillows and anything else that isn’t attached. Clean cushions and covers separately, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Umbrellas can be cleaned with a mild detergent, using a sponge or brush, and by spraying off debris with a hose. Table cloths, some covers and some pillows can be cleaned in your washing machine.
Allow the solution to stand and work for up to thirty minutes. You’ll begin to see a difference as you continue cleaning your other pieces of outdoor furniture. A medium bristled scrub brush helps to loosen compacted dirt that has collected in cracks and crevices. Brushing along with rinsing at the same time will free most of the remaining debris. However, you’ll need to brush stubborn stains more vigorously and re-applying the solution in these areas may be necessary.
Plastic outdoor furniture is fast becoming a popular choice for patios and decks across America for its durability, low maintenance and affordability. But even when plastics appear to be smooth, they have an absorbent surface and over a short period of time, weather takes its toll on all outdoor furniture, giving it a dingy and dull appearance. While many homeowners hose off their outdoor furniture, using a mild cleaning detergent, mild cleaners are not sufficient when it comes to removing tree sap, soot, pollution and weather marks. Follow these easy cleaning tips to keep your outdoor furniture looking its best all season long.
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