Outdoor Furniture Cleaning and Care Tips

Outdoor Furniture Cleaning and Care Tips

Patio furniture or outdoor furniture that is high in quality is built to withstand any weather conditions that may last for years. However,  a little tender love and care can also help to extend its life and make it look great for a few more years. The maintenance of outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be back-breaking. It only requires ‘understanding’ of how to clean depending on their type of materials and ‘commitment’ to do it regularly, all year round. 
We have curated a few tips below on how to look after your patio furniture or outdoor furniture, according to the materials from which they are made. 

How to Clean Outdoor Furniture

No matter how cautious we are, spills and stains are inevitable on your patio furniture. Perhaps someone drops salsa on the cushions of your outdoor sofa or spills over a glass of juice onto the dining table on your patio. Sunscreen lotion often gets wiped onto poolside loungers at some point.

Those are just a few examples people can mess up your unsullied outdoor setting. Mother Nature can contribute in some ways too. Snow, wind, rain, sun, trees, birds, bugs, and many more outdoor creatures can muck up and impair your patio furniture if you don’t take preventive measures and clean it on a regular basis. But materials such as wood, metal, and plastic all need to have care and attention a little differently.

  • Greasy Hands & Smudges
    Using a damp cloth poured with a little vinegar, rub the area and rinse clean once the discoloration is gone.
  • Water Marks
    Do a basic cleaning and wipe any excess water from the surface and let it dry.
  • Rust & Corrosion 
    Make a paste using baking powder and water and lightly scrub the area with a soft bristle brush. Rinse clean after.


  1. Using a garden hose, lightly spray the outdoor furniture to wash away dirt and debris.
  2. Soak a soft cloth in soapy water and use this in wiping the metallic surface.
  3. Rinse the cloth and repeat wiping the surface with clean water.
  4. Use a low abrasion cloth or microfiber in wiping the surface dry.

Note: If rust is present, remove oxidation using steel wool and consider repainting the furniture to prevent the same issues in the future.


  1. Remove grit and grime using soapy water and a soft brush or sponge.
  2. Wipe the surface in small sections.
  3. Dry thoroughly.

Note: Use teak oil with caution on your outdoor furniture as this can encourage mildew.


  1. Use the safest cleaning method – a solution of warm water and few drops of dish soap.
  2. Remove fabric and wash them in a washing machine set to a gentle cycle. Do not use a dryer. Air dry them to avoid damage.

Note: You may use a water-repellent fabric protector to avoid future staining.

  1. Clean the tabletop using a soft cloth dipped in water and mild dishwashing soap.
  2. Remove stains by cleaning them using a small amount of concentrated detergent.
  3. Wipe the table afterward with a clean, dry cloth.

Here at Patio Furniture Land, we provide only the best outdoor furniture for you. We cover all your needs from choosing the right furniture to cleaning and maintenance of your patio furniture. Hurry and visit Patio Furniture Land now!

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