Outdoor Patio Furniture Care
Keeping patio furniture looking like new for a long period of time is not
difficult. Proper cleaning and maintenance will extend the life of your
furniture. Here are some tips to caring for your outdoor patio
Wash it with a good cleaner at the beginning of the season and then once a week squirt it off with a hose. Both dirt and chlorine will deteriorate patio furniture.
When cleaning vinyl patio furniture, never
use a harsh brush or bleach. The brush may create pores in the vinyl, damaging
it and causing it to lose its shape. Plus, the bleach will deteriorate the
Check to make sure that none of the bolts holding the furniture together are rusty. Replace them if they are, and tighten them thoroughly.
If the paint on aluminum furniture is in poor condition, rub it gently with a piece of fine steel wool or sandpaper to smooth it out. Next, take some standard car-wash polish to buff the furniture back to its original luster.
Touch up wrought-iron furniture immediately if bare metal is exposed to prevent rusting. A rust-resistant primer on the spots will help the rust from spreading under the paint.
For more household tips, to see what other CLR products can do for you or to locate a CLR retailer, log on to www.jelmar.com, or call (800) 323-5497.
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