We love our patio furniture. It offers a nice relaxing place to spend time in our backyards so we can enjoy the nice weather, have a barbeque, or take a morning coffee break. But, with all things that get used a lot, especially if they live mostly outside, they can get dirty over time. We’ve put together a collection of tips and ideas that you can start using today in order to make sure that your lawn furniture is ready to use this year and on into the next. 

For Cleaning The Fabric Or Mesh Portions Of Outdoor Furniture

To clean the fabric parts of your outdoor furniture, (things like cushions or fabric backed chairs) you will need the following:

  1. Scrub brush, like one used for dishes
  2. Liquid dish soap 
  3. A cup or small bucket of warm water
  4. A small sponge 
  5. Dry microfiber cloth or dish towel if that’s what you have on hand

Start by wetting down your brush with soapy water and spot-cleaning any large stains or dirt patches. Gently scrub them so that all of the excess debris is taken off. Then take your sponge and dip it in the soapy water and start gently scrubbing the fabric until any remaining spots come out. You may have to repeat it a few times. Then take your dry towel and pat dry the wet areas and leave it to air dry outside.

Note: If you’re cleaning plastic mesh furniture pieces, you can use more soap and you can scrub harder with the brush if needed. You can even spray down with a garden hose to rinse. 

Cleaning The Legs And Frames Of Patio Furniture

Once you have gotten the fabric and mesh portions of your furniture clean, it’s time to move on to the structural frame parts. For this you will need the following:

  1. A gallon of warm water and either a quarter cup of liquid dish soap or a quarter cup of ammonia cleaner. Use the dish soap for plastic and metal frames and the ammonia mixture for wooden frames.
  2. Washcloth or spare rag
  3. Scrub brush
  4. Garden hose

To clean the frames, you will first want to start by hosing down the entire frame work with your garden hose. Then, take your bucket of cleaning mixture and dip the scrub brush in it and start scrubbing any dirty areas and wherever there is discoloration or buildup. Wipe down the frame from top to bottom with the dish rag to get all remaining dust and grime off and finish by hosing it down with the garden hose again. If you’re using the ammonia mixture, then make sure that you are in a well ventilated area and you can even use a face mask to help keep the harmful vapors out of your nose and mouth. 

In Conclusion

So, with a little elbow grease and some patience, you can get back to enjoying your backyard in no time!  Let us know if you or someone you know may be in need of a commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!