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How to Clean Your Patio Furniture

A key job to perform before the weather turns nice is to properly clean your patio furniture for a great season of use. The right way to freshen up your tables and chairs depends on what material they are made of. To ensure you get the right shine and sparkle, Imagine Backyard Living recommends following these guidelines when cleaning your furniture:

Wicker Furniture
Wicker furniture is simple to clean, we recommend using a soft scrub brush along with a mixture of water and a mild oil-based soap before rinsing down. With wicker, we recommend hosing your furniture down every month to avoid dirt accumulation in the crevices and to keep your furniture in great shape for guests!

Wrought-Iron Furniture
To keep wrought-iron furniture clean, use a moist cloth to wipe away any dirt, debris, or residue. Wrought-iron also needs attention when it comes to any chipping to prevent rust.

Plastic Furniture
Durable and easy to clean, plastic patio furniture just needs a good and thorough wipe down with a damp cloth and a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing soap. Finish the job off by rinsing down with the hose and let air dry or buff with a clean towel to keep away water spots.

Teak and Wooden Furniture
Similar to wicker, teak and other outdoor wooden patio furniture should be cleaned with a damp scrub brush and mild-oil soap. In certain cases, you may want to condition exposed wood to lengthen the life and help protect the wood against the elements.

Outdoor Upholstery
Items such as pillows and cushions should be laundered if possible or else wiped down with a clean cloth. Consider storing these more delicate items safely out of direct sun and rain to help lengthen the life and maintain more vibrant colors.

Author
Cindy W.