End of season tips for cleaning patio furniture


Fall is here, and many people will soon begin packing up outdoor furniture until next year. If some pieces appear damaged, don’t immediately assume they are ready for the trash. A few things you can do to save money and preserve your outdoor furniture for future seasons are: Brighten your light colored lawn chairs with bleach, liquid detergent, and warm water. This solution will help get rid of the dingy look caused by sun and rain damage. If your picnic table is looking old and grungy, you can scrub it with ammonia, vinegar and water to make it look new again. For patio umbrellas covered in mildew, you can mix liquid bleach and dish-washing detergent, apply the solution and then scrub with a soft-bristle brush to remove mildew stains. Rinse off the umbrella with a hose and allow to dry.  Remember to check washing instructions before applying the bleach.

Jessica Vale

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