Mold and Mildew on Lawn Furniture

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Mold and Mildew on Lawn Furniture

The placement and decor of patio furniture can turns unused space and turn it into usable and enjoyable oasis. Take an empty, dull area and convert it into an area where family and friends can lounge by the pool or relax and enjoy the summer evenings.

This article is intended to assist the reader in simple mold and mildew removal and a few care tips for your pool, lawn and garden furniture. Outdoor furniture and getting rid of the mold that comes with it can be a burdensome project if left to the elements. Try and purchase outdoor furniture that has been treated with a mold and mildew resistant treatment.

Outdoor furniture covers are a must for outdoor patio furniture. The investment is worth every penny and will guaranteeing you longevity and years of enjoyment from your investment.

There are several ways to clean outdoor furniture. It is always best to refer to the care tags for cleaning instructions. Try the product on a small area to ensure the cleaning product will not harm the material being cleaned.

For simple mold and mildew, depending on the fabric type you may want to use a solution of 1 tsp. of dishwashing liquid 1 tsp. of borax and mix together with 1 qt. of water. Apply the product liberally on all sides of the item being cleaned. Give the application 10 minutes or so and spray with a garden hose. Use a light brush if necessary for tough stains. Repeat process as needed. Lay the items in the sun to dry. If you are cleaning seat cushions, then I would recommend applying a fabric protector. Remember to always use all products as directed.

If you are cleaning furniture made of wicker or other similar material you can use 1 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water and spray down the furniture. Let the mixture stand for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse. Repeat as necessary.

Remember, to always test the solution of your choice on a small area before applying the product to the whole area. Most outdoor furniture will eventually show signs of mold and mildew. Cleaning the furniture with in the spring before use and in the fall before storage will give you years of mold and mildew free satisfaction.

By: Bradley Skierkowski