Asked on Jul 10, 2013

Any suggestions on cleaning outdoor furniture

Iris FrantzEva Barker BeauleLeah M


My white porch swing has mildew and dirt that won't come off with a pressure washer any ideas on how to clean it.
7 answers
  • Larose LoganOakes
    on Jul 10, 2013

    Say what is the swing made of?Have you tried Dawn dishwashing soap and bleach?This works wonders on the mold. Also if you know someone with a pick up truck you can secuely tie the swing down and take it through the car wash. My mother did this on a High back wicker chair and it worked great!Just a thought!If all else fails then just paint over it. I have done this before also.

  • Iris Frantz
    on Jul 10, 2013

    Its painted wood. Love your idea of the car wash, but I think I will give the dawn and bleach a try. Thanks

  • Terri Ball
    on Jul 13, 2013

    Chances are good that the mildew is in the paint. Make a mix of 1 cup of water and 1-2 tbls of bleach- mix in spray bottle. spritzs chair liberally with spray mix- within 10 min stain and smell will be gone or a noticible difference. IMPORTANT-- after stain/smell is gone rinse with clean water -bleach will eat a whole if left alone on some material. May repeat as needed just remember to rinse well and dry completely. best of luck

  • Leah M
    on Jul 13, 2013

    Have you tried the Mr Clean power eraser? Wish I had a whole mop head with that stuff for my floors (darn cats!)

  • Iris Frantz
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Some great ideas, I'll give them a try, thanks

  • Eva Barker Beaule
    on Nov 23, 2013

    Hi Iris....I just noticed you followed one of my post and are from Roanoke. I'm about 100 miles south of you down I81!

  • Iris Frantz
    on Jul 1, 2014

    Hey Eva, sorry I didn't catch this sooner. I'm not familiar with Mendota, close to the N.C. line?

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