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Cleaning Outdoor Furniture

Posted by admin on June 30, 2016

Patio Furniture.jpgIt’s time to say goodbye to winter and prepare your outdoor space for the summer. We are going to walk you through how to properly clean the different material that normally makes up your outdoor furniture.

  • Wicker: For unpainted wicker, you can use Murphy’s Oil Soap mixed with warm water. Use a scrub brush similar to a tile brush and make sure to rinse the brush often with your water hose. Then hose the furniture down. When it is completely dry, you can rub the wicker with a little olive oil to prevent it from drying out and splintering.
  • For painted and synthetic wicker, wash down with warm water mixed with a few drops of dish soap. Use a sponge on painter wicker so you don’t damage the paint. You can use a brush on synthetic wicker without harming the wicker.
  • Wood: You can use the same steps that you would for the wood wicker. Always remember to brush in the direction of the wood grain or use a cloth instead of a brush.
  • Metal: Mix a solution of warm water and dish soap and scrub the metal. Once all of the dirt has been scrubbed free, rinse with a water hose.
  • Plastic: If warm water and dish soap don’t cut through the grime, mix together ¼ cup of dishwashing detergent in a gallon of warm water. Wash the furniture with a sponge and rinse well.

Now you are ready to clean your outdoor furniture without harming the material. While you are enjoying your outdoor space, have Two Ladies and a Mop make your home sparkling clean. Let us help you enjoy your summer.