You've put a great deal of time and effort into creating a patio paradise worthy of your beautifully landscaped backyard. When you clean your patio furniture, you want to take special care of cushionss so your guests feel comfortable sitting on your dining chairs or outdoor chaises. Knowing how to clean your patio furniture cushions can help preserve the longevity of all your outdoor sets.
What you’ll need:
Step 1: Check Manufacturer's Cleaning Recommendations
Outdoor fabrics and cushions can be made of sturdy, natural materials, like canvas, or synthetic materials, like vinyl or polyester. Some patio furniture cushions may be machine washable while many others are not. It's always best to confirm how to clean outdoor furniture cushions with the company that knows the products inside and out.
Step 2: Brush Debris Off
If your patio furniture cushions have of visible debris from mud, leaves or sand, use the stiff-bristled brush to scrub all of the excess dirt. Avoid scrubbing too hard, so you don't damage the cushions.
Step 3: Mix Dish Soap and Water in the Bucket
Use lukewarm water that will lift stains easily, but avoid using water that is too hot because it could damage your furniture cushions.
Step 4: Spot-Clean Any Visible Stains
Using the sponge and dish soap solution, scrub noticeable stains until they fade.
Step 5: Wipe Down the Furniture Cushions
Squeeze as much water out of the sponge as possible before wiping down each cushion. The sponge should be lightly damp, enough to lift dust and light stains from the furniture. Let the soap sit for 10-15 minutes.
Step 6: Rinse the Cushions
Use the garden hose on a low spray setting to rinse the soapy solution.
Step 7: Air Dry Your Cushions
Stand patio furniture cushions on their edges and leave them out in the sun to air dry.