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How to Clean 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:
- Mix 2½ cups of Clorox® Outdoor Bleach with 1 gallon of water in a plastic container or bucket.
- Scrub with a push broom or brush soaked in the solution until it’s clean (heavily soiled surfaces may require a little extra scrubbing).
- 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:
- 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).
- Mix ½ cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach per 1 gallon water in a plastic container or bucket.
- Use a garden hose with a spray nozzle to rinse off the items.
- Use a brush or sponge to apply the bleach solution, reapplying as necessary to keep the item wet for 5 minutes.†
- Rinse the items, and allow to air dry.
- 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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