Patio Furniture Cleaning Tips

How Do I Clean Patio Furniture?

Published: January 23, 2023


Patio furniture sets will keep their beauty and functionality if you regularly clean them with some simple items you have around the house.

Patio Furniture Can Be Cleaned with Mild Detergent

Patio furniture is a great way to add style and comfort to your outdoor space, but it can also get dirty and dingy over time. Regular cleaning is essential to keep your patio furniture looking its best, and it's also a great way to extend the life of your pieces. Here are some tips for cleaning your patio furniture to make it shine:

  1. Start by sweeping or brushing off any loose dirt or debris. This will make it easier to see which areas need the most attention.
  2. Use mild detergent and warm water to clean the furniture. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as they can damage the finish or fade the color. A solution of mild dish soap and warm water works well for most types of patio furniture.
  3. Use a soft-bristled brush or a cloth to scrub the furniture. A toothbrush can also come in handy for reaching tight spaces or crevices.
  4. Rinse the furniture thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue.
  5. Dry the furniture with a clean cloth or let it air dry in the sun.
  6. If your patio furniture has cushions, remove them and clean them separately. Most cushions can be spot cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
  7. For metal furniture, you can use a rust remover if you notice any rust stains.
  8. For wooden furniture, you can use a wood cleaner to help maintain its natural color and protect it from moisture and other elements.
  9. To protect your patio furniture from future damage, you can use a protective patio furniture cover or store it in a dry, covered area when not in use.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your patio furniture looking like new for many years to come. Remember to clean your patio furniture regularly, as dirt and grime can build up quickly and become harder to remove over time. And remember, If you are not sure about what cleaner to use, always check the manufacturer's instructions first. Happy Cleaning!

AUTHOR: Cherie O'Connor


As a principal at Pelican Shops in Whitehouse, NJ, Cherie has promoted Pelican's outdoor patio shops with amazing deals; educated customers on the different kinds of patio furniture, and works to transform her customer's backyards into an oasis for relaxation & enjoyment.

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