Garden furniture made of plastic or synthetic material has a long life span, but unfortunately, it gets dirty quickly. It is therefore important to clean them regularly and to clean them properly so that they look good for a long time. With the following tips, the plastic furniture will shine in new splendour again.
In addition, you will receive some tips on which cleaning household products effectively protect against weathering.
If you own a high-pressure cleaner, you can use it to remove coarse and heavy dirt.
However, pay attention to the synthetic material your garden furniture is made of.
If you want to use the high preasure pump to clean garden furniture made of resin wicker or even somewhat cheaper plastic , you should be careful not to damage it by applying too much pressure or using the gun too close to the furniture.
Alternatively, a garden hose can be used.
2. Hand brush, microfibre cloth and warm water for dust.
3. Baking powder/washing powder/toothpaste for stubborn dirt.
However, caution is required here. Although scouring agents remove all dirt without leaving any residue, they also quickly lead to new deposits. Because the scouring particles cause fine scratches on the surface, in which dirt can be optimally deposited. Better suited for removing stubborn dirt are special plastic cleaners that not only work on the surface but also remove deposits completely
More heavily soiled areas can usually be cleaned well with washing powder or toothpaste too. The result is sometimes even better than with commercially available expensive plastic cleaners or even sharp special cleaners. Rub the corresponding areas with moistened toothpaste or washing powder and rinse everything with plenty of clear water.
4. Car polish for shiny plastic furniture.
Many garden owners choose resin garden furniture because it is robust and weatherproof. Even if moisture does not damage plastic furniture, UV radiation outside ensures that the plastic ages faster. As a result, the material can become brittle and to lose its original shine. To make the garden furniture look like new again, it is recommended to treat it with car polish.
5. Regular cleaning protects against dirt.
It is best to remove dirt immediately when it occurs. This saves you a lot of work later and you can enjoy your garden furniture even after several years. But if the stain is coming from the last summer, it is better to try to remove it the soonest, as new sunlight and more exposure will make it more persistant.
6. Covering with a waterproof cover.
A waterproof cover, which there is a huge variety of sizes and shapes, is suitable for this purpose. To prevent mould from forming under the tarpaulin, the garden furniture must always be dry and the air should also be able to circulate under the cover.
Even in summer, you can protect your garden furniture with a cover when it is not in use. This protects them from dirt and moisture. Dark furniture is also protected from fading by a good outddor furniture cover.
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