Having a chill-out area outdoors or at the balcony can be a wonderful area for relaxation, drinking tea, reading a book. But outdoor furniture can get dirty easily and is very prone to weather damage. If you love your chill-out area, you got to take good care it and preserve what you love.

Outdoor furniture is made from different material, mostly chosen because they are more weather-resistant. Cleanliness is still something that has to be taken care of manually.

In this article we will go through the how to clean outdoor furniture made from the 5 most common types of material.

Let’s get cleaning right now!

1. Plastic Furniture

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Plastic furniture can be the easier to clean. Basically wipe with a clean cloth dampened with a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing detergent, and then rinse with water.

2. Wicker Furniture

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For wicker furniture, it’s trickier. Use a soft scrub brush dampened with water and a mild oil-based soap to gently scrub the furniture. Rinse with water. For regular maintenance, rinse with water every few weeks to prevent dirt buildup in the narrow openings.

3. Wrought-Iron Furniture

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Wrought-iron furniture is cleaned by wiping with a cloth dampened with a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing detergent.Rinse with water.

4. Teak Furniture

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For teak furniture, use a soft scrub brush dampened with water and a mild oil-based soap, to scrub.Rinse with water.

5. Aluminium Furniture

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Aluminium furniture is cleaned by wiping with a clean cloth dampened with a mixture of water and a mild dishwashing detergent. If there are scuff marks, you can try removing them by using a soft cloth dampened with water and a small amount of detergent. (abrasive cleaners and brushes will scratch.) Rinse with water.


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