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Patios, Decks, and Outdoor Furniture > Cleaning

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. To clean, plastic or metal patio furniture, sprinkle Arm & Hammer Baking Soda on a damp sponge, wipe clean, and dry.

Arm & Hammer Clean Shower. To clean mold and mildew from plastic patio furniture, spray the furniture and the pads with Arm & Hammer Clean Shower and wipe clean with a sponge.

Armor All. Spray Armor All on plastic patio furniture and wipe clean with a dry cloth. Armor All gives plastic furniture a shine and prevents dirt from adhering to it.

Cascade. To clean patio furniture, dissolve one-quarter cup Cascade dishwasher detergent in one gallon of hot water. Scrub the patio furniture with the solution and then wipe clean with a dry cloth.

Clorox Bleach. To clean mold and mildew from outdoor siding, tile, brick, stucco, and patios, mix three-quarters cup clorox Bleach per gallon of water. Wearing rubber gloves, scrub the affected area with the solution to kill and remove the mold and mildew.

Clorox Bleach. Mix three-quarters cup Clorox Bleach and one gallon of water, fill a trigger-spray bottle with the solution, spray it on plastic patio furniture, and dry with a cloth.

Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening. To preserve a wooden bench or any other wooden patio furniture, apply Crisco All- Vegetable Shortening to the wood and buff with a clean, soft cloth. The oils in the shortening give wood a healthy, protective shine.

Gillette Foamy. To clean mold from patio furniture, spray Gillette Foamy shaving cream on the patio furniture cushions and scrub with a sponge. Kids love to lather up patio tables with shaving cream. Then hose down the cushions, table, and the children. Prestol You’ve got clean patio furniture and clean kids for the price of one.

Heinz White Vinegar. To clean mildew stains from patio furniture or a wooden deck, spray the furniture and deck with undiluted Heinz White Vinegar and then wipe clean.

Pam Cooking Spray. To clean and revitalize wooden patio furniture with a natural finish, spray the items with Pam Cooking Spray and buff with a clean, soft cloth. The oils rejuvenate the wood.

Pledge. To clean plastic lawn chairs and tables, spray the furniture with a light coat of Pledge and buff with a clean cloth. The Pledge shines the plastic and prevents dirt from adhering to it.

Tide. To clean mildew from vinyl-covered cushions for out door furniture, mix one cup liquid Tide in three gallons of water. Dunk the cushions in the soapy solution, scrub with an abrasive sponge, rinse well, and let dry in the sun.

Turtle Wax. To restore the sheen to aluminum garden furniture, give the metal a light coat of liquid Turtle Wax.

20 Mule Team Borax, Parsons’ Ammonia, and Ivory Dish- washing Liquid. To clean patio furniture, use a cleaning solution made from one-half cup 20 Mule Team Borax, one teaspoon Parsons’ Ammonia, one-half teaspoon Ivory Dish- washing Liquid, and two gallons warm water.

WD-40. To rejuvenate the color of faded plastic patio furniture, spray WD-40 on the discolored plastic and then wipe with a clean cloth.

 

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