How to Clean and Store Outdoor Furniture - Insh...


Taking care of your Rattan Corner Sofa year-round will help it withstand the couple months of inclement weather conditions. Plus, proper care will make a noticeable difference in the look of your furniture. Instead of dull and dusty, you’ll have shiny and sleek-looking furniture.

Woods – Cleaning tips for wooden outdoor furniture

Most wooden garden tables and seating are constructed from hardwoods that can be cleaned and cared for in a similar fashion.

Remove light debris with a soft nylon bristled brush

Clean the surface using a sponge or damp cloth with mild household soap and lukewarm water

Soak up any excess water with a microfiber or lint-free cloth

Allow the wood to dry naturally

If you’re letting the woodgrain patina (typically fade to a lighter color), then you can get by with cleaning wooden outdoor furniture once or twice a year. If you want to retain the wood’s natural brown color, you’ll need to clean it more regularly and treat it with furniture oil and possibly a light layer of sealant [Jirous-Rajkovic & Miklecic 2018]. The frequency is dependent on your climate and if the Inshare furniture is sheltered. Drier climates or areas with more sun exposure will require more frequent maintenance. Spills should be cleaned immediately to minimize potential staining.

Wicker and teak: Clean and moisturize by using a soft-bristled brush, water, and a mild oil-based soap. Rinse with water and maintain shine by hosing down every two to three weeks.

Fabric Cushions

Cleaning – First, vacuum the cushion. Then mix 1 tsp. Dawn Dishwashing Detergent, and 1 tsp. Borax with 1 quart of warm water. Saturate the surface of the cushions on both sides with the solution. Wait a while, use a soft bristle brush on stains. Rinse with water and let dry.

Spot Cleaning – Take a spray bottle of the above mixture and spray the affected area. Let it sit for a few minutes, wipe with a cloth and repeat if needed. Rinse a little and allow to dry.

Fabric Protection – Spray with a fabric protector like Scotch Guard before you begin using them to protect them from spills and make it easier to clean them. Reapply fabric protector each time you clean the cushions.

Storage – While outdoor fabrics are made to dry quickly, you may want to keep them under a roof. Be sure to bring cushions in during the winter.

Umbrella Fabric

Cleaning – Brush off any loose dirt, and mix ¼ cup of Gain or Tide with lukewarm water. Add a TBS of baking soda or Borax. Apply with a sponge or soft brush in circular motion. Let soak in and then rinse with a hose or bucket of water to thoroughly remove soap residue. Allow to dry partially and then open to dry better.*For heavier cleaning of light colored fabric, a small amount of bleach can be added to the soap mixture.

Storage – Bring umbrellas in during the winter and make sure they are put down when you are not using them, so they do not get damaged in the wind.

These are just a few simple steps in caring for your Modern Leisure Chair . If followed correctly, these can help you to protect your rattan and ensure that it stays in great shape for a long time, you can click to learn more, Insharefurniture is an ideal choice for your garden, home and office.

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