Perfect Tips to Cleaning Insahre Outdoor Furniture

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As the weather gets colder and damper, many people are spending less time on their outdoor and porches. But it’s important that you don’t neglect your Outdoor Rattan Set until spring!

As the weather gets colder and damper, many people are spending less time on their outdoor and porches. But it’s important that you don’t neglect your Outdoor Rattan Set until spring! If you do, you might be left with a nasty surprise in the form of peeling wood, rust, or mold. Taking preemptive measures to protect your furniture is essential if you want it to last through to the spring. Keep reading to learn how to protect outdoor furniture during winter!

There are definitely some differences in cleaning procedures {that I will talk about below} depending on what type of furniture you have, but almost all will start with a good brush or vacuum to get rid of any loose debris followed by a wash down with soapy water.

To clean, mix 1/4 cup of dishwashing liquid {I like to use good ol’ blue Dawn} with one gallon of warm water and scrub down with a rag or brush, paying extra attention to those areas with dirt, grime, mold, or mildew. Rinse down with a hose before the solution dries and allow the furniture to completely dry.

outdoor furniture should be thoroughly cleaned when you first start using it in the spring and then again before it is put away in the fall. Additional maintenance cleaning {which shouldn’t take too long!} can be done as needed throughout the summer months.


Traditional wicker furniture is made from plant materials, often topped by paint. But today a lot of wicker-type furniture is made from synthetics, usually vinyl. For the basic cleaning, use only a sponge or a rag on traditional wicker that’s painted, so you don’t chip the paint. You can scrub more on unpainted or synthetic wicker.


Use the same technique to clean outdoor glass tables that you use to wash windows or other glass surfaces indoors. If tables are really dirty, you might want to first spray them with a hose to loosen debris. From there, spray on a mixture of water and dish detergent, or stick with a simple mixture of half-water and half-white vinegar. Scrub the table using a soft sponge or microfiber cloth and rinse with clean water.

Once the table is free of dirt, you can use a regular glass or window cleaning solution to take care of streaks. Make sure to clean the underside of the table, too.


If the standard cleaning with dishwashing soap and water still leaves pieces looking grubby, put on rubber gloves and clean again with a quarter-cup of dishwasher detergent in a gallon of water, or with up to 2 tablespoons of oxygen bleach (such as OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover) per gallon of water. Dishwasher detergent and oxygen bleach contain sodium percarbonate, which reacts in water to form hydrogen peroxide (a bleach that eventually decomposes to water and oxygen) and sodium carbonate, a cleaning agent also known as soda ash. To lighten any mildew stains that remain even after you have rinsed off this second cleaning solution, use 1 cup bleach per 1 gallon water. Rinse and let dry. If the furniture then looks good, polish with paste wax, like you’d use on a car. The slick surface helps repel dirt and makes the pieces easier to clean.

Pedal to the Metal

One of the most common issues with aluminum Inshare furniture is how fast the metal can oxidize once it’s been scratched and exposed to moisture. To remove as many of those flaky imperfections as possible, mix up a solution of 1:1 white vinegar and water and gently work away – if any rust remains, use a sheet of fine sanding paper on the afflicted spots. Also, consider popping on a coat of colour-matched rust-resistant primer to help prolong the life of your metal outdoor furniture. Tip: Avoid using ammonia or TSP to clean metal furniture – they both speed up oxidation.

Cleaning outdoor Furniture Cushions

Routine cleaning is vital if you want to preserve the look of your outdoor furniture cushions. By following the cleaning tips below you will be able to prolong the life of your outdoor furniture cushions for years to come.

Light Cleaning

Cushions with removable covers are easy to maintain with regular machine washings 2-3 times a year.

Remove cushion covers.

Place in washing machine and wash on gentle cycle.

Allow covers to air dry by laying them on a flat surface.

Heavy Cleaning

Cushions that don't have removable covers will need a yearly hand washing.

Remove cushion from furniture.

Mix a solution of 1 part dish soap, 1 part Borax and 1 quart of warm water.

Fill a spray bottle with the cleaning solution.

Apply a generous amount of cleaner to cushion covers, especially in creases and on stains.

Allow the cleaning solution to sit for about 15 minutes.

Rinse thoroughly with garden hose sprayer.

Stand cushions on their sides to dry.

These are just a few simple steps in caring for your Rattan Corner Sofa . If followed correctly, these can help you to protect your rattan and ensure that it stays in great shape for a long time, you can click to learn more, Insharefurniture is an ideal choice for your garden, home and office.