How to Clean Patio Furniture

Sit back and enjoy a cold drink thanks to our handy tips for cleaning patio furniture.

Try these handy tips to get your patio furniture ready for the summer season.

Quickly clean your patio table and chairs after a barbecue with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.

How to wash patio furniture with Clorox® Outdoor Bleach:

  1. Mix 2½ cups of Clorox® Outdoor Bleach with 1 gallon of water in a plastic container or bucket.
  2. Scrub with a push broom or brush soaked in the solution until it’s clean (heavily soiled surfaces may require a little extra scrubbing).
  3. Rinse treated and surrounding areas thoroughly with water.

How to wash hard, nonporous patio furniture surfaces* such as plastic, painted or finished wood (Adirondack chairs), and glass (tabletops) with Clorox® Regular-Bleach:

  1. Water any plants that may get any runoff from the bleach and water solution near where you are working (a driveway is a good place).
  2. Mix ½ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach per 1 gallon water in a plastic container or bucket.
  3. Use a garden hose with a spray nozzle to rinse off the items.
  4. Use a brush or sponge to apply the bleach solution, reapplying as necessary to keep the item wet for 5 minutes.†
  5. Rinse the items, and allow to air dry.
  6. Re-water any plants.

Bring your umbrellas and patio furniture out of hibernation with a quick wipe down with Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach and a paper towel as directed.

*Do not use on non-stainless steel, aluminum or chipped enamel. Wear gloves for prolonged contact.

†Helpful hint: When cleaning with Clorox® Regular-Bleach don’t try to clean everything at once. You’ll need to start rinsing 5 minutes after you start, so it’s good to work a little at a time. Then you don’t leave the bleach and water solution on too long.

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