Keep your outdoor living space looking its best with these easy tips of how to clean outdoor furniture.  Summer never looked so good!


How To Clean Outdoor Furniture

Metal and Plastic Furniture (includes wrought iron)

Begin by hosing down the furniture to remove any cobwebs or other dirt and debris.  Wipe down with a mixture of warm water and mild dish washing soap.  Finish by hosing down and let sit to dry.

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Wood Furniture (includes teak and wicker)

With a mixture of warm water and a mild oil-based soap, use a soft scrub brush to gently scrub the wicker.  Finish by hosing down and let sit to dry.

Bonus Tip: Hose down every few weeks to prevent dirt buildup in crevices.

Outdoor Cushions

  • 1 teaspoon dish washing detergent
  • 1 quart warm water
  • 1 tablespoon Borax

Combine the above ingredients in a bucket and use a sponge to apply the mixture to the cushions- making sure to pay extra attention to the crevices of the cushion.  Once the entire cushion has been treated, let sit for 10-15 minutes and then wash the solution off using a hose.  In an area out of direct sunlight, stand cushions on their side and let dry.

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 About AmeriClean, Inc.

AmeriClean, Inc was established in 1986 by Bob Eriks in a small warehouse as a provider of Fire Damage Restoration for Northwest Indiana.  Fast forward to today and AmeriClean’s services include CarpetUpholsteryAir Duct,  Area Rug, Ceramic Tile Cleaning; as well as: Water Damage RestorationFire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation.  With 30 years of experience, AmeriClean, Inc. is now a leading name in water, fire and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties.  For more information, visit our website or call 800.654.9101.