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How to Clean Outdoor Patio Furniture

By: Tricia Craven Worley

Here are some tips to keep your patio furniture clean:

  • A mixture of soap and water works best on most types of outdoor furniture, followed by rinsing with a garden hose.
  • A pressure washer set on low can be used to speed up the process.
  • Wash fabric in a clothes washer on a gentle cycle.
  • Put fabric back on the furniture frame before it has dried completely dry to prevent shrinkage.
  • Wood furniture that has weathered can be carefully pressure washed and resealed.
  • To repair metal furniture that has rusted, use fine steel wool to remove the rust then repaint with a spray paint made for metal.
  • Use paste wax to protect wicker and metal furniture.

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