HOW TO CLEAN OUTDOOR FURNITURE
Posted on February 23 2020
HOW TO CLEAN OUTDOOR FURNITURE:
Wicker | Teak | Metal | Resins | Fabrics & Cushions
Your outdoor furniture was made to withstand the wear and weather it will be subject to on the porch, patio or deck, but it still needs a little care from time to time to keep it’s marvelous resort decor good-looks.
Follow these simple cleaning and maintenance tips and your outdoor furniture will continue to look great and stand up beautifully to the elements for many years to come.
Store outdoor furniture indoors or cover well when not in use. Remove wooden furniture from standing water. Dust regularly with small brush or vacuum. Spills should be taken care of immediately before they harden or stain with a slightly dampened sponge.
Clean your Wicker furniture with a small amount of mild soap and warm water and rinse with a garden hose and allow drying before replacing any cushions or pillows.
Outdoor Wood Furniture
Most outdoor furniture is finished with several coats of exterior varnish so it can be easily cleaned without damaging the wood finish.
Teak furniture will weather naturally, taking on a subtle grayish hue and perhaps revealing minor cracks in the wood grain. This is weathering, not damage and will subside over time.
Metal cast and extruded metal framed furniture is easily sponge cleaned with mild soap and warm water and then rinsed with a garden hose. Avoid using abrasive cleaning pads or detergents when cleaning outdoor metal furniture.
Outdoor furniture made of resin (PVC wicker) is the most durable and weather resistant. Stains and dirt are easily removed with a garden hose.
Fabrics & Cushions
Our outdoor cushions are all mildew resistant but they do require simple care to keep them looking and feeling great. For most stains simply clean the area with mild soap and cool water and allow cushion to dry. All cushions should be stored when not in use, preferably in a place that will stay cool and dry. Be sure that cushions are completely dry before stowing them away for the winter to avoid any build-up of mold.