Plastic furniture has long been a popular choice for decks due to its cheap price and durability in most climates. While plastic outdoor deck furniture has many benefits, it still needs to be cleaned regularly to continue looking it’s best. Following the right steps can ensure that your furniture continues looking great in the years to come.
Wipe Away Any Debris
The first thing you’ll need to do when caring for your deck furniture is removing any leaves and debris that have built up. If you haven’t used your deck in a few months due to poor weather or being away from home, it’s likely that your furniture will need to be rinsed thoroughly.
Use a Gentle Cleaning Solution
Once your deck furniture is free from large pieces of debris and leaves, you can move on to using a cleaning solution. The easiest option is combing the following two ingredients in a bucket and scrubbing the furniture with a soft sponge.
- 1 tbsp of natural liquid dish wash detergent
- Warm water to fill a 5-gallon bucket
After the furniture has been scrubbed, you’ll need to rinse.
Use Patio Furniture Covers
While it’s always helpful to clean your deck furniture on a regular basis, you can extend the time between cleanings by using a cover. Choosing covers that fit snugly onto your deck furniture can prevent them from getting dirty as fast and help maintain their condition.
Keeping your plastic deck furniture in great shape is easy when making cleaning a habit. If you’re interested in plastic furniture for your deck, please contact us.