for Garden Furniture
Metal furniture: Use mild
soap and water. If the surface is not textured, apply a car
wax several times a year. Spray oil lubricant on chair swivels
Clean with mild soap and water and a brush. Spray silicone on
the joints of wire frames, and use wax or furniture polish on wooden
Use a soft-bristle brush or vacuum with brush attachment to remove
surface dust. Rinse with a hose every month or so, and
occasionally clean with a mild detergent. Completely rinse and
allow to air dry.
Vacuum regularly. Use a sponge and mild soap and water for
regular cleaning. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. If
cushions are mildewed, use a solution of one cup of bleach and a
squirt of detergent per gallon of water. Scrub with a soft
brush, rinse and dry. Test an inconspicuous spot before using
Use commercial glass cleaner, or use a soft cloth and mild detergent
Some manufacturers recommend occasional applications of oil.
Otherwise, clean with mild detergent and water. Some woods
like teak can stay outdoors all year. Others like pine, oak
and cedar should be stored indoors during winter. Painted or
stained woods will required re-doing every few years.
with a hose every few weeks. Apply a good resin furniture
cleaner a few times during the season. There are products
specifically made for resin furniture that will repel stains.
These can be a God-send on table tops that are in the "fly
zones" of your neighborhood birds.