Get The Most Out Of Your Sling Patio Furniture With These Maintenance Tips
Fall is fast approaching which unfortunately means patio season is coming to a close. What this also means, besides having to bundle up for cooler weather, is that all that patio furniture will need to be put away for the season. Having accumulated a lot of use over the summer, sling patio furniture will need to be cleaned before being stashed away, to preserve its finish and keep it looking great for years to come. Here are some general maintenance tips to keep your sling patio furniture in tip-top shape for when summer rolls back around:
Dusting and Rinsing
In order to keep that sling chair looking its best, you’ll want to give it a rigorous dusting and rinse just prior to storing it away (in addition to some dustings and rinsing over the course of the summer). You can brush it off with a feather duster to remove the loose dirt, then spray it down with a hose to get those insistent pieces of dirt out. Dusting and rinsing will prevent the dust from “baking” onto the plastic, saving you from intensive scrubbing to get a similar clean. If you’re truly meticulous, be sure to cover your sling patio furniture in between uses to limit accumulated dust.
When simple water won’t do the trick, try squirting a few drops of dishwashing soap into warm water to give your patio furniture a gentle (but thorough) clean. Wiping down the furniture with a soft sponge will take off most dirt stains, though if you find your sling patio furniture is especially dirty, try using a spray bottle of the solution and a toothbrush to get those stubborn stains out. Finally, rinsing off the chair with a hose will wash away the hard scrubbing and leave you with clean furniture.
While the previous two tips help with everyday accumulation, mildew maintenance is something you’ll want to perform at least once a season (and check for regularly). Spraying mildew with some vinegar and letting it soak in for a couple of minutes should remove most, if not all, mildew spots. If it doesn’t come out on the first try, use a damp cloth or toothbrush to scrub away the mildew and then hose down for maximum cleanliness.
And there you have it! These simple tips will help ensure your sling patio furniture is clean and in tip-top shape to be stored away for the cooler months. Be sure to cover your furniture during storage to limit dust build up to help mitigate any cleaning prior to bringing it back out. If you have any questions or want further information, don’t hesitate to contact your local patio furniture outlet.