How to Clean Patio Furniture

The hot summer days and harsh weather takes its toll on patio furniture. Let's take a look at safe ways to clean this furniture.

This post deals with fabric furniture. My next post will teach you some shortcuts for plastic and wood furniture.

Cleaning Chair Cushions

Pour a capfull of CleanEz in a quart of warm water. Use a sponge and wipe the cushions. Let those set a few minutes and wipe clean. Then clean the frame. When you finish apply Mary's Advantage, which is a petroleum distillate free, polymer based car, boat, RV and truck protectant. Spray the protectant on a cloth away from the furniture to avoid staining the fabric then wipe on the frame. Protectants leave a nice shine on aluminum and powder coated frames making future cleaning a snap.

*Caution: Never use ammonia, alkaline cleaners, baking soda, TSP or other harsh cleaners to clean aluminum as these cleaners discolor it, which is difficult to remove.

Clean the Umbrellas

Remove the umbrella from the stand. Open it and rest it on the ground. Use the quart of diluted CleanEz and sponge it on the umbrella starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. Let that set a few minutes and scrub with a soft bristled brush or a sponge.

About Mary

Mary Findley is a veteran cleaning expert and Founder of Mary Moppins. Mary built the company on the idea that she could create a way to make green cleaning easier, which inspired her to co-author "The Complete Idiots Guide to Green Cleaning" available on Amazon. The Mary Moppins line of specially designed cleaning tools are eco-friendly, yet industrial strength to give you the cleaning power you need to clean quickly and thoroughly.