Cleaning Your Outdoor Patio Furniture

With spring just around the corner, it’s a great time of year to take out your patio furniture and get it dusted up for use this summer. Direct from DeVries, your New Jersey Outdoor Patio Furniture Experts, here are some easy cleaning tips for every kind of patio furniture you might own.

Cleaning Wicker Patio Furniture

Wicker furniture is a classic outdoor furniture choice in New Jersey, but because of it’s intricate woven patterns it can be difficult to clean. Cleaning wicker patio furniture is made simple with e easy steps:

  1. Use a soft brush, water, and scrub with a mild oil-based soap.
  2. Rinse the wicker furniture with a hose.
  3. Hose wicker furniture down every few weeks to keep clean.

How to Clean Aluminum Furniture

Cleaning aluminum outdoor furniture is simple! Follow these 3 steps and you’ll have some shiny new patio furniture in no time.

  1. With a dampened cloth, wipe the furniture with mild dish detergent.
  2. Rinse with water.
  3. To remove scuff marks, use a multipurpose bathroom cleaner and rinse clean.

Cleaning Outdoor Cushions

Outdoor cushions take a lot of abuse from the elements in terms of exposure to wind, rain, and the summer sun. But they aren’t always something we’re comfortable throwing in our washer or dryer either. Here’s a few simple steps to cleaning your outdoor patio cushions:

  1. Create a solution of one-quarter cup of clear liquid detergent per gallon of lukewarm water.
  2. Sponge the detergent thoroughly into the cushion.
  3. Rinse with a garden hose.

Cleaning Teak Furniture

In particularly hot and humid climates, teak furniture can suffer from mildew growth, so be careful to dry these pieces of furniture and expose them to sunlight to help inhibit growth. Clean teak with these 2 simple steps.

  1. Sponge on a solution of one cup of ammonia, a half-cup of white vinegar, one-quarter cup of baking soda and one gallon of water.
  2. Keep white vinegar in a spray bottle to spot clean any small mildew stains.

How to Clean Wrought Iron Furniture

A classic choice for outdoor patio tables, cleaning wrought iron furniture is easy with these 2 simple steps.

  1. Wipe clean with a dampened cloth and a mild dish detergent.
  2. Rinse with a hose.
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