how to clean plastic outdoor furniture

How To Clean Plastic Outdoor Furniture

VWB Blog 1 year ago 2

Did you know that having clean outdoor furniture is an effective way to boost curb appeal?

Many people buy plastic outdoor furniture because it’s affordable and allows them to make the most of their space. However, outdoor furniture can get dirty often and require a lot of maintenance if you don’t know how to clean it properly.

This guide will save you time and money by outlining the right steps to go through, no matter what kind of furniture you have.

Here’s how to clean plastic outdoor furniture!

Buy Cleaning Products

Before you can clean your plastic furniture, you must buy various cleaning products.

If your furniture isn’t severely stained, all you’ll need is a bucket, sponge, towel, and all-purpose cleaner. For deep stains, you may need to invest in brushes, baking soda, dish soap, vinegar, and bleach.

Tarp is also a great investment because it’ll let you set up a cleaning area anywhere. However, cleaning the furniture on a concrete surface, such as a driveway, is much simpler.

Create a Cleaning Area

After buying cleaning products, the next thing you must do is create your cleaning area.

As mentioned, you can set it up anywhere that has enough space. If you plan on cleaning the furniture in the grass, simply place a tarp over it to avoid flooding your lawn.

You must also ensure your garden hose can reach the cleaning area. This will prevent you from having to move the plastic outdoor furniture several times.

Mix a Cleaning Solution

The next thing to do is mix a cleaning solution, which may not be necessary if your outdoor furniture isn’t stained.

You can make several types of cleaning solutions with water, dish soap, vinegar, and baking soda. One simple solution is to mix about a quarter of a cup of dish soap in a gallon of warm water. You can also use a one-fourth cup of all-purpose cleaner instead of dish soap.

Wash and Rinse

When you’ve mixed a cleaning solution, start washing the plastic furniture with a sponge or brush. If you have a hard time with a stain, apply some baking soda and continue cleaning it.

After removing everything from the plastic furniture, rinse it with your garden hose and set it aside. If you still notice stains, you can attempt to use bleach and a sponge to remove them.

Keep in mind that you should not use bleach to clean plastic outdoor furniture if it isn’t white, such as the furniture on this website with hokki wobble stools. Doing so can lighten the plastic and create white patches.

Learning How to Clean Plastic Outdoor Furniture Is That Simple

Now that you know how to clean plastic outdoor furniture, buy some cleaning products for yours. No matter how dirty your plastic furniture is, you can find success with these tips.

For more cleaning tips, check out the other articles in our blog!

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