How To Spring Clean Your Garden Furniture
Spring is just around the corner, and it will soon be time to start getting your garden ready for spring and summer when you most likely will want to make use of your outside space again.
If you have garden furniture, it will probably need a bit of a clean and some TLC before it’s ready to be used again, whether it’s been stored put away in a shed, been under a garden furniture cover or has simply been left out over winter.
In this article, we’ll look at how to spring clean your garden furniture so that they’re ready to be used as soon as the weather brightens up and warms up soon.
Garden furniture comes in lots of different styles and materials and different materials need different care.
How to Clean Wooden Garden Furniture
Let’s start with wooden garden furniture. There are lots of wood-care products on the market and it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re trying to choose one. The good news is that solid wood is a very hard-wearing natural material, so it doesn’t really need lots of special products. To clean a wooden garden furniture set, you can use a cloth and some soap and water. Once a year, you can add a wood treatment if you want to but it’s not necessary.
The best thing you can do to protect your wooden furniture is to use a furniture cover over winter. This will protect the wood from harsh weather and heavy rain. It’s also important that wooden furniture is not left stood on damp surfaces as this can cause rotting.
How to Clean Plastic Garden Furniture
If you have plastic garden furniture, it’s super easy to care for with just regular soap and water. Just wipe the furniture down with a cloth and that should be enough. If you do have any stains, try natural cleaning options like vinegar mixed with warm water or baking soda on the cloth or on a sponge.
How to Clean PE Rattan Garden Furniture
PE is an eco-friendly recyclable material that is often used for garden furniture. If you have PE rattan garden furniture, it’s not too much work to clean if you know how to do it correctly. The first thing to do is to remove the cushions and wash the covers in the washing machine. Next, use your vacuum cleaner to get rid of most of the dirt. The vacuum cleaner is a great tool for cleaning rattan furniture as it is good at getting into all corners and gaps. Any more stubborn dirt can be removed by scrubbing gently with a brush.
Then give the furniture a good clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth, rinse with your garden hose on a gentle setting and let dry.
How to Clean Sun Loungers
Sun loungers can be made with the above materials but sometimes they’re made of a mesh-like fabric called Textoline. This kind of material is also easy to clean with soapy water and a cloth. Be generous with the water so that it drips through the material, rinsing away any dirt. Let dry thoroughly.
Cleaning your garden furniture doesn’t have to be a huge job and you don’t need any special tools or products. Gentle soap and water, some cloths and a hose and you’re all set.