How to Clean Outdoor Furniture

The outdoors is always a great place to relax, chill, grill, and spend time with the family. If you live in an area where the climate changes, chances are that you’ll always look forward to spring to come because that will only mean that summer is around the corner. The time is near to set up your outdoor and patio furniture back.

It pays to clean your outdoor furniture and accessories end of the spring or during early summer. When that first day of summer comes, you’ll revel in your backyard or outside drinking cold juice while slathering sunblock.

Here are some tips on how to clean your outdoor furniture and accessories.

1. Cushions

To clean the cushions, you can make use of gentle commercial cleaners that are specifically made for cushions, or you can use a DIY non-chemical solution. Using a spray bottle, saturate the cushions on both sides especially the crevices. Let it sit for 15 minutes or according to the package. Spray the cushions or hose them down with strong water to remove the solution. Spray with fabric protector after and dust off using a vacuum cleaner or manually.

2. Wooden tables and chairs

You can revive wooden furniture by coating it with natural oil, wax, or sealant. This will help weatherproof the tables and chairs from the sun, rain, and other elements. There are also UV blocking sealants available in the market to help further sun protection. If none of the above worked, consider re-sanding and re-staining the furniture before applying sealants and coats.

3. Plastic furniture

You don’t always have to throw away old plastic furniture because they got stained. All you have to do is buy a can of paint. Choose the one with a primer and in a glossy finish to make it look like it’s totally new.

4. Hardware

Screws need to be re-adjusted and tightened, but not too much though. Hardware is also exposed to extreme weather conditions and so they need to be maintained as well. Replace old and rusted screws if they can no longer be repaired.

5. Metal furniture

Metal furniture, like plastic, can be refurbished by using a new coat of paint. But before you do that, make sure to properly and thoroughly clean them. Use appropriate brushes and cleaning agents to make removing of collected dirt easier. If you think you can’t do it because your furniture is humongous, or you just simply don’t have the time, then you can hire a professional to do it for you. ABC Pressure Washing of Orlando can spray clean your furniture for you.

6. Umbrella

Summer in the backyard won’t be complete with the umbrella. If you have one lying around, then it’s time to give it a good clean. Umbrellas tend to be filthy both inside and outside. Taking them off, cleaning them, and putting them back can be a hassle. Although you can do it on your own or with the help of a family member, you can always call a professional to spray clean them as well.