Outdoor Furniture Cleaning Tips From Cleaning Service Professionals

cleaning serviceGreat outdoor furniture provides enough entertainment area and dining space for you to enjoy during the summer period. But once summer ends, all the fun and enjoyment is quickly replaced with disappointment as all your outdoor furniture is now covered in dirt and stains. Then, winter comes and your outdoor furniture is covered in snow. How do you make it look new once again? Cleaning service experts advice on cleaning your furniture at least four times a year, specifically at the start of every season (winter, spring, summer, fall).

Outdoor Furniture Cleaning Guide for Different Materials


A mixture of half a cup of washing soap and warm water will do the trick. Dip a cleaning cloth into the mixture and use it to wipe off stains or dirt. You can also use about three tablespoons of dishwasher detergent and warm water, if available. When all stains and dirt have been removed, you can now rinse the furniture by hosing down.

What to avoid: Remember not to use abrasive cleaners as these can damage and scratch the surface of your outdoor plastic furniture.


 There are various types of aluminum furniture in the market, which include wrought-iron and cast-iron. Oxidation is one of the most common problems with aluminum furniture. Myrtle Beach cleaning service experts advice on washing aluminum frequently to preserve its natural radiance.

To clean these types of furniture, you have to remove scuff marks by using a non-abrasive brush or sponge, or you can use a damp cloth. It is still best to leave severely damaged or stained aluminum furniture for house cleaning professionals.

What to avoid: Do not use chemicals that trigger oxidation such as ammonia, alkaline cleaners and trisodium phosphate (TSP).


Wood furniture can be made up of teak or wicker, just as aluminum, these materials need to wiped clean regularly, especially if stained. However, for deep cleaning, you can use a mixture of a quarter cup of ammonia, 1-quart warm water, and two tablespoons vinegar.

Hardwood can be sanded annually by applying a protective finish or a polyurethane coating. However, you need to make sure that you don’t also polish the wood too much as it can leave a cloudy film.

What to avoid: Do not soak wood in water or any other solution for a long period as it damages the wood furniture.

DIY cleaners can surely eliminate surface dirt, but Cleaning Service Myrtle Beach can provide your outdoor furniture with in-depth care and maintenance to keep it looking new.

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