Easy Tips to Cleaning and Storing Outdoor Furniture

  • You do not have to rely on a professional just to have your Garden Lounge Set cleaned out properly. Whether you have indoor or outdoor furniture, there are a number of ways that you can clean your wicker furniture in order to make it look new and preserve its beauty. It is not hard to clean and maintain, as long as you know what you need to do. So if you have this type of furniture and it has already accumulated dust, dirt, and grime, here is a guide on how to clean it:


    How to Cleaning Outdoor Furniture


    Remove the cushions. Opt for zippered pillow covers that can easily be hand- or machine-washed. If the cushion covers can’t be washed, dust off surface dirt, then gently scrub with a sponge or soft-bristle brush and a mixture of warm water and mild dishwashing soap. Hose off and let dry in the sun to prevent mildew growth.



    1. Wipe it down. With a damp cloth that’s been immersed in a mixture of warm water and mild dishwashing soap, clean the hard surfaces of plastic, wicker, aluminum, and cast-iron furnishings. Rinse by hosing off.

    2. Oil it up. Variations in temperature can cause teak to crack. Help prevent further damage by cleaning with an oil-based soap and a soft-bristled brush, and hose off when complete.

    3. Break out the vacuum. Hosing down works for larger solid pieces, but for trickier wicker furniture, consider removing dirt from the many small crevices with a vacuum cleaner several times each season. This will help prevent grimy buildup.


    How to Store Outdoor Furniture


    As with many things in life (wrinkles, sunburns, the common cold, etc.), the key to keeping your outdoor Insahre furniture looking and performing its best is simple: prevention. There’s no use worrying what cleaner is safe to use on that new Arca sofa if you’re just going to let it soak up the weekly rainfall. That said, there are certain types of outdoor furniture that are better suited if you do live in a particularly rainy part of the world.


    While it would be great to have the indoor space to store your outdoor furniture every time that forecast looks a little ominous, the next best thing comes in the form of (drumroll please)… furniture covers.


    Typically made of canvas, polyester, or vinyl, furniture covers like our Operi collection will shield your furniture in the most blustering of storms. A little secret: furniture covers aren’t just for the classic wet-and-windy conditions. Just like you wear that SPF100 to protect your own skin, outdoor covers help ward off sun exposure and the associated color fading. They’re also the ultimate bird-poo protectors. It’s still good luck, but now you won’t have to scrub it off of your new Aeri lounge chair.


    To make sure you’re getting the most out of your outdoor furniture covers, there are a few things to keep in mind:


    Pay attention to the weather forecast. A neutral cloudy day is best for your outdoor furniture, so if you spot any extreme sunshine or rain in the forecast it’s a good idea to throw those covers on.


    Only use covers on completely dry furniture. If your sofa or armchair is damp (whether covered in morning dew or a light rainfall) you’ll just be trapping this moisture under the cover. Trapped moisture + an enclosed environment = the perfect recipe for mildew.


    Don’t place objects on top of the covers. We know it’s tempting to move your planters around to get optimal watering during a downpour, but leaving objects like pots or planters on top of your covers traps moisture and can leave marks.


    If you are looking for some more advice on how to care for your cane or rattan furniture then visit the professional Garden Lounge Set Manufacturer - Inshare Furniture(Zhejiang) Co., Ltd htthttps://www.insharefurniture.com/product/garden-set/

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