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How to Clean and Maintain Patio Furniture Covers?

April 28, 2022 3 min read

When the weather warms up, you may want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Your patio and backyard are perfect for reading, relaxing and entertaining outdoors. You may have outdoor furniture for yourself and your guests, such as rattan garden table and chairs. However, dust, UV rays and weather can get in the way of your outdoor furniture. Therefore, more and more people are paying attention to the use of furniture covers. But also because it plays a role in protecting the furniture, many people will ignore this seemingly insignificant thing. On the contrary, cleaning and maintaining your patio furniture cover is also very important.

Is it necessary to clean and maintain them?
We all know that garden furniture covers provide good protection for our outdoor furniture, not only preventing the sun from ultraviolet rays, but also preventing the furniture from getting damp to prevent rusting or corrosion. At the same time, it can also prevent common garden dirt, from sticky sap to dirty leaves and ugly bird droppings. Therefore, with the passage of time, a lot of dirt and dust will inevitably appear in your furniture cover. Placing it in your patio or garden greatly affects the aesthetics of your outdoor area. What's more, the dirt and water on the furniture cover may seep into the interior accidentally if left ignored for a long time. They may start to mold, which will affect your furniture and cushions and damage your rattan garden furniture again.

Garden Furniture Cover

How to clean them?
Clean furniture covers help keep your patio furniture neat and clean. Cleaning your furniture covers is very easy and convenient. It is a good idea to keep your furniture covers clean especially during the winter months.

General Cleaning
For general cleaning, use a mild detergent or a solution of mild soap and warm water. Do not use harsh chemicals on patio covers. First shake off any standing water or debris from the furniture cover. Then use a soft brush or old towel or similar soft cloth to apply the cleaning solution to the outdoor patio furniture cover. When scrubbing, pay particular attention to cleaning the seams where dirt tends to hide, and finally rinse thoroughly with a garden hose. After cleaning, use a towel to dry any wet areas and be sure to allow your cover to air dry completely before placing it on your furniture or storing it.

Clean the Patio Furniture Cover

Treat Stains
If you have some hard-to-remove stains or dirty areas on your furniture covers, use a solution of 1 cup bleach and ½ cup mild dish detergent mixed into 1 gallon of water. Then mix the ingredients in a spray bottle. Then spray the solution on the area with the stubborn stain, wait a few minutes, and scrub any stained areas with water and a soft brush. You can also use this solution if you have mold and mildew on your outdoor furniture cover.

How to maintain them?
Besides cleaning, we should also pay attention to the maintenance of furniture covers. You should clean outdoor furniture covers every 3-6 months. This is because long-term accumulation of dirt means that they will be more difficult to clean. A quick cleaning on time is enough to keep your rattan furniture set beautiful all year round. You should also keep the furniture cover dry, and don't use your cover on wet furniture, or use it directly when the furniture cover is wet. It can cause mold and mildew, which can damage your furniture and furniture covers. Also, don't store anything on your furniture cover. If you put anything heavy on the top of the cover and it rains, it may cause wet marks and stains that the cover cannot prevent. So please put those flowerpots and other items in other safe places. Paying attention to these maintenance skills is believed to make your garden furniture cover better and longer to protect your furniture from damage.

If you want your furniture cover to better protect your garden furniture, then you should also clean and maintain your furniture cover on time. Of course, if you want to invest in a more durable and easy to clean furniture cover, one that is dark and has a waterproof coating would be ideal.

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