Resin chairs and furniture are excellent way to make your patio look modern and beautiful. But, main question before you purchase resin furniture is – how to keep it clean and tidy? Is it that hard to clean it? Of course not. Do you know that patio furniture and chairs are made of resin polymer? Not all of them, but mostly, yes. You probably tried to clean resin chairs by rubbing it with sponges and rugs, but most of the time, you cannot clean it to look like brand new, right? Here are some tips to clean resin chairs and furniture properly.
Safe way to clean resin chairs
Before you start cleaning resin elements, make sure you don’t use anything that can damage your patio furniture. Don’t forget to keep away chairs and table away from cold and very hot weather. If you leave them outside during winter, molds and moisture can leave dirty marks on it, and if you wait until spring to clean them, you will find yourself in big trouble. Transfer patio furniture to garage or shed during winter months, just in case.
Before you start to clean resin chairs, wipe them with dry cloth. There are several products you can purchase in your near-by store, but if you want cheaper solution, make one at home.
What do you need?
You will need some of these products:
- car wax,
- sponge or cloth,
- dish-washing detergent,
Instructions for preparation:
- Mix 1 liter of water (not hot or cold) with three tablespoons of dish-washing liquid,
- Use sponge and rub your chairs and furniture,
- when furniture is dry, use hose to clean solution away.
- don’t use all of these products at once.
If there are still marks on your furniture, use bleach. But, don’t forget to use gloves and mask, especially if you are sensitive to bleach. Never use bleach if you are pregnant, ask your husband to clean patio furniture instead of you. Keep away children from a bleach solution. Before you make bleach solution, read instructions on the label.
If you want to skip this method, combine vinegar and water, rinse chairs and leave them to dry.
If you follow some of these steps, your outdoor furniture will look like new for several years. If you are not happy with this mixtures, spray paint is last resort. If you are not sure about how to properly clean resin chairs, ask for an advice from the seller or manufacturer.