How to Clean your Outdoor Furniture

As the outdoor, or patio, furniture is exposed to the dust and the environmental changes all the time; it needs more cleaning and care than the indoor furniture. The way of cleaning such furniture differs according to the material of every piece and its location.

The metal outdoor furniture can be painted or non-painted. The painted or waxed metal can be cleaned using soap and water as it is protected from rust and stain. If it is non-painted metal, you can use a metal polishing paste or vinegar to clean your furniture without causing oxidation or rust. The scuff marks can be wiped with a damped cloth and soft scrub resolution till it is completely disappear. You can protect your wrought-iron furniture from stain and rust using sandblast or powder coat.

The glass outdoor furniture will be easier to clean as you can use the regular home cleaning solutions. However, you will need to make sure that your solutions are free from the abrasive materials to avoid scratching your glass furniture. You can give the glass its shiny look using the white vinegar and paper towel or a microfiber cloth. The plastic and resin plastic furniture will need only a mild detergent resolution and water once a week to be clean. The hard spots of dirt can be removed using soda and vinegar or water with automatic dishwasher detergent. To give your plastic furniture a shining look, try the WD-40 with a dry cloth.

The natural wood outdoor furniturecan be cleaned using laundry detergent, bleach, and water to remove the dirty spots. You can use the teak oil or sealer to retain its natural brown color and help it look new. The umbrella and hammocks will need the dishwashing detergent and water to become fully clean. All of your outdoor furniture piecesneed to be protected using the special wax and pasts to endure the direct sunlight.