Even the most hopeless-looking plastic or wooden furniture can quickly acquire an attractive appearance if you know how and how to properly clean it. Do not rush to look for special products — try universal cleaners first: baking soda, vinegar, bleach, and some others. As a rule, they are quite enough even in the most neglected cases.
one Bleach will renew the plastic
Forgot to put away your plastic garden furniture set for the winter? Now it is a sad sight: stains, plaque, faded paint … do not rush to carry it to the trash. Take the bleach and run it over the chairs.
Before cleaning, play it safe — check in an inconspicuous place whether this plastic reacts well to the bleach composition. If everything is in order, start cleaning.
At the end, rinse the furniture and wait for it to dry, and later you can cover the clean item with paint. But be careful: bleach should never be combined with products containing ammonia. Together they react and release a highly toxic gas.
2 The tree will be cleaned with a dry stiff brush
After the winter, wooden furniture is fraught with a lot of unnecessary objects: poutine, dried leaves, small insects that have come to settle forever — all this is easy to remove with a stiff brush.
Just walk on the surface of the table or chair, brushing off dirt, dust and other delights of wintering in the open air. After that, the surface can be rinsed, wait until it dries and cover with stain or varnish.
3 Soap solution will not damage painted plastic
Another easy way to update old painted furniture is with soapy water. This is a gentle and gentle way so as not to damage the paint layer, but only to remove excess dirt and dust. To quickly clean such a garden kit, you will need white vinegar, soap, a rag and paper towels. Pour a little vinegar into a warm soapy solution and wipe all surfaces with a rag. After that, rinse the furniture, you can directly from the hose, because you need a lot of water. Finally pat dry with paper towels or leave in the sun.
four Detergent and a dry brush are suitable for wicker furniture
Wicker furniture is notable for its durability, but due to the specific structure of the base, mold often starts in it if you do not take care of drying. After winter, such furniture is first treated with a dry brush, like wooden furniture, after which the surfaces must be washed. For this, any detergent is well suited, you can take ordinary washing powder, floor cleaner or dishwashing detergent. In hard-to-reach places, it is easy to clean everything with a toothbrush. After cleaning, it is important to thoroughly dry the sofa or chair so that the fungus does not appear.
5 An iron brush will remove rust from metal
Metal furniture retains its presentable appearance longer if it is coated with a special varnish or paint. So it doesn’t rust. After winter, all surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned with an iron brush or a metal sponge from corrosion formed during the winter period. After that, apply a primer for metal and paint with enamel. Once a year, a layer of wax should be applied to iron furniture, this will help it retain its attractive appearance longer.
6 Shampoo and vacuum cleaner will update textile upholstery
Fabric elements, such as pillows or upholstery, need to be cleaned, like ordinary furniture in the apartment — a vacuum cleaner (well, if there is a manual compact version) and furniture shampoos will come to your aid.
Those that need to foam, apply, wait until completely dry and remove the residue with a vacuum cleaner. Be sure to dry the fabric thoroughly after cleaning — this is a favorite place for fungus to form.
7 Soda will remove yellowness from white plastic
And again about plastic furniture. To freshen up the white color, use regular baking soda. It is abundantly applied to the sponge and thus “scrape” the yellowed surface. After such cleaning, tables and chairs should be thoroughly rinsed with clean water and dried.