Weather and care can affect the quality of plastic outdoor wooden furniture. Knowing how to clean plastic outdoor furniture helps to overcome the problems that occur with the furniture, thereby prolonging the life of plastic outdoor furniture. Here are great tips for taking care of plastic outdoor furniture.
How to Care for Outdoor Wicker and Wood Furniture
Furniture is becoming the first choice of many customers. However, during use, it is difficult to avoid damage and it is challenging to keep the original beauty if you do not know how to maintain and clean it regularly. If you are looking for a suitable method to take good care of your wooden furniture, then you can refer to the following tips from Q-Furniture.
Keeping it clean is the best way to keep your outdoor furniture safe from wear and tear. To do this, you need to remove all debris, garbage, and dust from the surface. Then, use the right brush to sweep without leaving scratches on it. Regular cleaning and cleaning will help you remove dirt that clogs, scratches, and damages the surface of wooden furniture.
Remove mold instantly
If you see any signs of mold on the surface of outdoor furniture, remove them immediately. Untreated decay will directly affect the life of the boards. You should use specialized cleaners, not strong cleaners or glass cleaners.
Protection from water
Outdoor furniture is designed to last and is meant to be installed in outdoor areas, but everything has its limits. If you leave the wood in contact with water all the time, the furniture won’t last for a long time. That is why you should use a waterproof coating on the outside of wooden furniture.
Use the right brush
A metal brush can remove stains on outdoor furniture but will create some scratches on the surface. On the other hand, metal brushes can remove the PU coating or protective layer on wood surfaces. On the contrary, if you use a soft and good quality plastic or rubber brush, it will help you remove stains easily without leaving any marks.
Take time to dry
When you are cleaning outdoor furniture, you should not use a steam cleaner. When cleaning or polishing wood furniture makes sure you allow enough time for the table to dry on its own.
You can apply a coat of paint to help protect the interior siding and extend the life of your outdoor furniture. You can refer to 9 Steps To Answers How To Refinish Wood Furniture to be able to paint furniture effectively.
How to Clean Outdoor Furniture Made of Metal, Iron, and Aluminum
Cleaning furniture is a job not to be missed for any type of furniture made from many different materials such as wooden tables, Concrete Stool – Black Side Table, metal tables… Regular and correct cleaning ways to help furniture become newer and their use time longer.
- Metal cleaning.
Wood and metal furniture should be cleaned with a dishwashing sponge using a detergent solution. To remove any tough stains, deep in the nooks and crannies, use a toothbrush.
- Remove rust stains.
Metal is prone to rust and should be carefully removed with a brush. You can also use the rust brush that came with the drill for even greater efficiency.
- Wash and dry.
Use a hose to re-spray the furniture and dry it to make sure no soap or rust remains. Allow the metal to dry completely before applying a protective coating.
- Metal interior coating.
You should use an outdoor furniture protectant that can be painted directly onto the frame of the furniture and applied with a paintbrush. This will minimize the effects of heat and UV radiation
How to Clean Patio Furniture with Glass
Clean with fabric softener
Have you ever thought that fabric softeners can also clean glass? Not only that, but it also makes the glass surface shiny like new. Mix 1 cap of fabric softener with 4 caps of water, shake well and spray on the glass surface. Spray a little of this solution on a soft cloth and wipe it clean.
Cleaning glass furniture with acid
Axytol is a familiar nail polish remover for women. If it can remove nail polish, it can also remove yellow stains on glass. Using acid to clean glass is similar to when we remove nail polish. Pour a little acid on a cotton pad and wipe the glasses.
Cleaning glass furniture with Ammonia
You can buy Ammonia solutions at drug stores. Ammonia is a cleaning solution capable of cleaning long-term stains, plaque, and even mold stains. Dilute the ammonia solution with a ratio of 1:3 and then spray it on the glass. Moisten the cloth with this solution and then wipe the glass, as usual, the stain will completely disappear.
How to Care for Hard-Resin and Plastic Outdoor Furniture
For an eco-friendly choice, you should consider using furniture that is specially made with recycled plastic.
To clean this furniture, you can use a mild detergent that prevents mildew and rinse with water.
Dry thoroughly before storing.
After a long time of use, even though you have cleaned and maintained the floor very well, the effects from the outside can inevitably be avoided. Maintenance and repair of damage are necessary because it ensures the safety of users. If when you walk on the wood plastic composite floor there is a creaking phenomenon, check the screws are not peeled to retighten. Replace cracked, chipped outdoor vinyl planks to cover your feet when you’re barefoot.
Getting Rid of Difficult Stains from Plastic Garden Furniture
- Use detergent, acetone, and baking soda
Using a large bowl, mix the 3 ingredients. Once mixed, put it in a plastic bottle with a spray cap for easier use.
Spray or apply this cleaning mixture directly on the surface of garden furniture such as tables, chairs, pots… Wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
Use the sponge to clean the nooks and crannies of the furniture. Rinse several times with water to remove acetone and detergent residue.
For colored plastic furniture, you should read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully or try cleaning a small, hidden area to prevent the detergent from discoloring the product.
- White vinegar, baking soda, and dishwashing liquid
Similar to the above method, you mix 100ml of dishwashing liquid, 100ml of vinegar, 100ml of water, and 50g of baking soda.
Use a coarse sponge to clean, or you can directly dip the sponge into the detergent mixture, then wipe away the stains on the furniture.
Dilute ammonia in warm water and add detergent. During contact with detergents, it is necessary to use gloves, and safety glasses and limit the contact of detergents with the skin.
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