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Spring Cleaning - Vinyl Edition!

When the weather gets warm in Wisconsin, we all love spending time outdoors. If you have vinyl patio furniture, however, you know that it can get dirty quickly. Dirt, dust, and even mildew can build up on your outdoor furniture, making it look dull and dingy. But cleaning your vinyl patio furniture is easy and can be done using common household items.

Here are the steps to cleaning your vinyl patio furniture:


Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you begin cleaning, make sure you have all the supplies you’ll need. You’ll need a bucket, warm water, mild dish soap, a soft-bristled brush, and a clean cloth. Don't even think about starting up your power washer!


Step 2: Remove Loose Debris

Before you can start washing your vinyl patio furniture, you’ll need to remove any loose debris or dirt. You can use a broom, brush, or your hands to remove any loose dirt, dust, or leaves from the furniture.



Step 3: Mix Cleaning Solution

Next, it’s time to mix your cleaning solution. Fill your bucket with warm water and mix in a few drops of mild dish soap. Don’t use too much soap as it can leave a residue on the furniture.


Step 4: Scrub the Furniture--Gently

Using a soft-bristled brush, gently scrub the furniture with the cleaning solution. Work in small sections, starting at the top of the furniture and working your way down. Be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies of the furniture.


Step 5: Rinse the Furniture

Once you’ve scrubbed the furniture, it’s time to rinse it off. Use a clean cloth and warm water, or even just a hose, to rinse any soap residue off the furniture. Repeat this step until there’s no more soap left on the furniture.


Step 6: Let the Furniture Dry

After you’ve rinsed off the furniture, let it air dry outside in the sun. If you need to use the furniture before it’s completely dry, you can wipe it down with a clean, dry cloth.

By following these steps, you’ll be able to clean your vinyl patio furniture and make it look like new again. Keep in mind that regular cleaning and maintenance will help extend the life of your outdoor furniture.


Bonus: Use a Cover!

If you're like me, and this all seems like too much, the good news is that you can keep your vinyl pieces cleaner for longer just by using a cover. Patio Place offers a wide selection of covers to fit any pieces you have!



Cleaning vinyl patio furniture is simple if you have the right supplies and follow the proper steps. Take a little time to clean your furniture and you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space all summer long.

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