It’s not always easy to keep outdoor Garden Lounge Set pristine and ready for guests. All it takes is one spilled glass of red wine, a hot dog dropped ketchup-side down, or too much greasy sunblock, and suddenly your once-beautiful outdoor furniture is loaded with stains. Add in the humidity that comes from the occasional shower or thunderstorm, and it’s a recipe for mold and mildew on top of everything else. That’s why we’ve created this guide to show you how to clean outdoor furniture fabric quickly and easily.
Wood Garden Furniture Care
Kettler uses hardwood in its garden furniture. Hardwood is a higher quality material compared to softwood which requires a different treatment. Acacia and teak Inshare furniture is naturally more durable than softwoods, such as pine, due to its high oil content.
Clean with a wet cloth or soft-bristled brush and soapy water at least once a year. We recommend cleaning in the Autumn before the colder months arrive.
Metal Outdoor Furniture
The biggest risk for any outdoor metal furniture is rust/oxidation. Over time, rust can create a real problem for any exposed metal surfaces and can even break down furniture. Luckily, it’s easy to prevent rust, which is caused by water damage. Waterproof covers will generally take care of any regular seasonal rain or dampness; just make sure your covers are long enough to protect the bases or feet of chairs and tables.
Even if you’ve got some rust, there’s no need to call your furniture a lost cause. If rust is discovered early, there are many solutions for removing it. Simply brushing the patchy orange spots with a simple DIY mixture of vinegar and water, applying a metal cleaning material, or even a steel wool pad will work to keep furniture rust-free. As always, start with a quick wipe-down with a damp cloth—be sure to avoid any rusty spots—then deal with any oxidization.
After this initial clean and rust-clearing, a general clean is practically effortless. Use Soft Scrub (or a similarly formulated product with a very mild exfoliant) on a soft rag to remove dirt or scuff marks. In a pinch, you can even use dish soap mixed with water to cleanse metallic surfaces. If you own painted metal pieces, be sure to fix any small chips. You can search for the appropriate color of touch-up paint, then paint over clean damaged areas. As always, be sure to check manufacturer’s directions for any brand-specific instructions with these minor issues.
Plastic & All-Weather Wicker Outdoor Furniture
Perhaps the easiest of all surfaces, plastic and all-weather wicker furniture is low-maintenance and season-friendly for any climate. Cleaning for these pieces is simple: After the initial dusting, use a gentle cleaner that is free of chlorine, bleach or scrubbing/abrasive particles. It’s important to check the labels of any product before you use it on plastic; corrosive ingredients will deteriorate and damage your plastic pieces.
To stay on the safe side, dilute your product with water before you use it on any plastic surfaces. You can even use WD-40 with a soft cloth, which will restore shine and make plastic look brand new. For the outdoor junkies who want to take that extra step, you can protect plastic furniture with a layer of car wax to keep the elements from damaging the shiny surface.
While your little black umbrella keeps your hair dry in a downpour, an outdoor outdoor umbrella, like our Paras, is more about keeping your skin safe in the shade.
When it comes to care and storage, it always helps to use common sense and address the risks around you. If a light breeze was enough to whisk Mary Poppins up, up, and away, imagine what one could do to your outdoor umbrella.
Keep your outdoor umbrella closed when not in use, and store it in a cool, dry place whenever possible.
Our Outdoor Lounge Set will become the focal point of your garden or outdoor. It is ideal for al fresco dining or for simply relaxing and enjoying the weather. Click https://www.insharefurniture.com/product/garden-set/ to learn more information