Outdoor Furniture Cleaning Recipe
- 1 gallon of warm water
- 1 cup of borax
- ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide
- ¼ cup of dish soap
Dry brush the furniture in a downward motion to remove excess dirt and debris using a scrub brush. Mix the ingredients together in a bucket. Fill a clean spray bottle and liberally spray the solution onto each piece, using the scrub brush to agitate the mixture once applied. Sponge or hose the mixture off the furniture until suds are gone to avoid lingering residue on the furniture. All the furniture to dry in the sunshine.
For teak and wicker furniture, try a gentler method.
Mix together in a bucket a solution of 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap to 1 gallon of warm water. Dip a clean nylon scrub brush in the bucket and gently scrub away the dirt and debris on the furniture, hosing down the surface when done to remove all bubble and residue. Only apply oil to teak if the manufacturer's instructions call for it.