How to clean patio furniture?

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What's the best way to clean the "fabric" portion of outdoor chaise lounges and other outside furniture? We live in Florida where it's outside 24-7, all year around. Thanks.

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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jan 13, 2019

    Marilyn, there are different ways of cleaning them. I would use a power washer if I had one. Since I don't, I brush them good with soapy water then hose them off. Here are some different videos that give you a variety of how to do it.


    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Clean+outdoor+furniture+and+cushions

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 13, 2019

    HI Marilyn,

    This is Linda. I clean my with equal parts of vinegar & water with a few drops of Dawn. I do it outside, of course spray it use a hose to rinse it off (since I don't have a power washer). This has really worked well for us. Wishing you the best.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jan 14, 2019

    After you clean them, I'd try to keep them covered and dry going forward to extend their life. I live in coastal south carolina and get tons of rain - it will ruin cushions!

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Jan 14, 2019

    A tip: After you use one of the cleaning methods mentioned and the piece is thoroughly dry, treat with a fabric water repellant - give the cushions a good couple of spray on coats of it at least - that will help repel dirt as well as moisture. Cover when not in use. Waterproof is best (plastic) - you can make your own covers out of inexpensive shower curtain liners.