How to Clean and Maintain Your Outdoor Patio Furniture

By June 22nd, 2018

Outdoor Patio Furniture

The right outdoor patio furniture creates a space that is comfortable, relaxing, and stylish. However, to ensure that these items stay looking fresh and last throughout the entire season, it is essential that you perform proper cleaning and maintenance. Here are a few tips to clean and maintain your patio furniture so both you and your guests won’t want to leave.

Wash the Cushions Regularly

The cushions on your chairs and patio furniture add lots of colour and style to the space. Keeping these cushions cleaned not only helps keep the colours bright but makes the furniture more comfortable and relaxing to sit on. If the cushions feature a zippered cover, take off the cover and hand or machine wash it. If the outside of the cover cannot be removed, spray the cushions with a hose and scrub them with a mild soap. You can then place them in the sun to dry off.

Clean the Frames

Your patio table and chairs can become dirty from the dust, wind, and sun. Regularly spray off the frames and wipe them down with a mild soap. This process will take very little time, particularly if you do it often, and will help keep your furniture looking like new. You’ll want to complete this process if you have a big summer dinner party scheduled or you spend most of your summer nights enjoying your patio area.

Battle Mildew

The rain and moist air can make mold and mildew grow on your outdoor patio furniture. Luckily, with the right tools, battling mildew and mold is a simple process. You can use white vinegar and scrub the hard surfaces on all your patio décor. This will kill the mildew and help your outdoor patio look its best.

The Right Storage

Where you store your outdoor patio décor, small space patio furniture, and other accessories will make all the difference in the longevity and appearance of the items. Keeping your furniture in the shade during the hot summer months will protect the items and prevent colours from fading. Shade sails and large patio umbrellas are a simple way to create this needed shade. During summer storms or rainy periods, it is wise to use furniture covers or store in areas like a shed or garage. Outdoor elements such as wind, rain, and sun can damage, rip, and fade the materials quickly. During the winter months you will want to remove it from the elements and store in a shed or garage.

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