Summer is the season for outdoor entertaining, from barbecues to garden parties to picnics. Between summer holidays and warm-weather gatherings of family and friends, your outdoor furniture is sure to get plenty of use. In order to keep your outdoor furniture in proper condition, it’s a good idea to get acquainted with one of the key components of outdoor living: patio furniture maintenance. While outdoor furniture can come in just about any material or size, there are a few common methods you can use to keep your furniture in good condition so that you can use it for entertaining guests year after year. Here are some easy ways to maintain outdoor furniture this summer.
Cleaning Wood Furniture
Teak wood is a popular patio furniture material due to its high durability and style. Teak provides a classic look that can work with just about any patio’s design scheme. It’s naturally resistant to rot and mold, but mildew can still form over time. Freshen up your teak patio furniture with a dilution of one cup vinegar in one gallon of water. Apply the solution using a soft cleaning brush to scrub the wood. Allow the furniture to sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing with water.
Wicker is a classic patio furniture material, and though it seems difficult to clean, it’s actually quite simple to maintain it properly. Occasional vacuuming can prevent spider webs and dust from building up in the weaving, and cleaning with a mild, oil-based soap and sponge can remove stubborn dirt. Allow the furniture to fully dry before use to avoid sagging.
Cleaning Wrought Iron
Wrought iron is a popular option for patio tables and grilling accessories. This material is extremely durable and low-maintenance, so cleaning is easy. Simply hose your wrought iron outdoor furniture down and scrub with a sponge and dish soap in a circular motion. Hose it down again and avoid splashing it with mud while drying to keep your wrought iron furniture looking like new.
Cleaning Plastic Furniture
Plastic patio furniture is a popular choice due to how inexpensive and easy to maintain it is. Since your plastic outdoor furniture will never rot or rust, it’s a great option for very hands-off maintenance or even spare furniture for large gatherings. Clean your plastic patio furniture with a solution of vinegar and water and a sponge to keep it looking bright and new.
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