Spring Cleaning: Patio Furniture

04 Mar, 2016

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Winter is over! (Take that Game of Thrones fans!) Give a proper goodbye to those cold, bleak months by rejoicing in spring’s wonderful weather and taking advantage of being able to spend time outdoors, without thermal undergarments and hand warmers. Make sure your deck is ready for those much needed hours outdoors by pulling your patio furniture out of storage and prepping it for frequent use.

Read our tips below on patio furniture cleaning based on the material of your chairs and tables. A little upfront cleaning of your deck furniture will give it new life as you head into a new spring and summer season!

How to clean plastic lawn furniture

Start with the hose. This will remove dirt, dust and other debris that may have accumulated while in storage. Next, fill a bucket with warm, soapy water and use a soft sponge or rag to scrub away any remaining dirty spots.

How to clean resin furniture

Baking soda is great for resin lawn furniture. Using a wet sponge or rag, coat it with baking soda and wipe the furniture down. Rinse with a hose and let the furniture air dry.

How to clean glass tables

Again, the wet sponge and soapy water is your best bet. For stubborn smudges, or to bring out the shine, use glass cleaner and paper towels.

How to clean wicker outdoor furniture

First, you’ll want to clean the cushions separately (treat them by the fabric type). Use a small brush to remove dirt. You can also use the brush attachment from a vacuum or shop vac. With a soft cloth (such as a terry cloth), rub the furniture down with warm water. Be sure to gently moisten your cloth. You don’t want to use too much water. You can add a little soap to the cloth for stubborn stains.

How to clean wood patio furniture

Your wood furniture may only need a light cleaning with a cloth moistened with soapy water. However, for stains, mildew or mold, you’ll want use a soft brush dipped in a bleach solution and scrub with the grain.

hhgregg has everything you need for outdoor living

From fire pits and power tools to gas grills and outdoor wireless speakers, hhgregg has a variety of home furniture, electronics and more to help you relax and enjoy your days off. For more inspiration on setting up your outdoor space, read our related article on backyard patio setups.

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