How To Clean Your Patio Furniture

Summer has just begun and we are eager to spend as much time as we can outdoors. And for many of us, that means breaking out the patio furniture for the season. But if it has been sitting in your garage or shed all winter, your furniture probably needs a good clean before you use it. The best methods for cleaning patio furniture depend on the material it’s made of. You can find everything you need to clean any patio furniture at your “Ace Hardware near me,” Aubin Ace Hardware.

Here are some tips for cleaning all kinds of patio furniture from the team at an “Ace Hardware near me.”


Wood and Wicker

Wood outdoor furniture pieces like Adirondack chairs are a common sight in New England yards. They look great, but not if they’re covered in a winter’s-worth of grime. If there’s any caked-on dirt, brush away as much as you can with a brush with soft plastic bristles. For dirt that takes a little more work to get out, mild soap and water and a scrub brush will do the trick. If you have wicker furniture, don’t soak it, just wipe it down with a damp cloth.


Plastic and Resin

Many popular styles of patio furniture come in more affordable plastic versions. They are also very easy to clean because they are made of durable, non-porous materials. You can use a power washer on a low setting to deep-clean dirt and grime out of the crevices. Then you can simply wipe it down with soap and water or any multipurpose cleaner. If you need to use a little elbow grease, just be careful to avoid any abrasive cleaners or scrubbers. They can scratch the furniture and cause the plastic to break down.



Some patio furniture is made from metals like stainless steel, wrought iron, or aluminum. If your furniture is in good condition, but just a bit dirty, washing it with soap and water and then drying it with a  cloth will do the trick. If it’s a bit more worn, use steel wool to take off any rust and then repaint it. This is also an opportunity to update the look of your furniture if you don’t love its color. If your furniture has a powder-coat finish, a touch-up pen will take care of any scratches.

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