When the time comes to break out your furniture, make sure to have these essentials on deck. They’ll let you clean everything from mildew on chair cushions to dirt-caked chaise lounges and everything in between.
To Clean Cushions or Fabric
STEP 1: Brush off any loose mold, dirt, or residue from upholstery with the Scrub Brush.
STEP 2: Create a paste with Stain Solution and All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, then apply directly to any stained or moldy areas, and work in with Scrub Brush.
STEP 3: If the cushion has a removable cover, remove it and soak in a bath of warm water and Scented Vinegar for 30 minutes (use a bucket, large basin, or even your bath tub). This step will fight mold and mildew and eliminate any icky odor. For upholstery that cannot be removed, mix a few capfuls of Scented Vinegar with water, pour into a spray bottle, and spritz over the item for the same effect. Wipe clean with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth and make sure all traces of mold and mildew are gone before allowing to air dry.
STEP 4:For removable covers: Once you see the mold and mildew stains lifting, machine wash the item with hot water and Signature Detergent, air dry, then replace.
To Clean Umbrellas (Including Sunbrellas)
STEP 1: Brush off any loose debris with Scrub Brush.
STEP 2: Treat stains with Stain Solution and work into fabric with the brush. For stubborn spots, add All-Purpose Bleach Alternative to the solution to create a paste. Allow to sit for 30 minutes, then rinse with a hose.
STEP 3: Add ¼ cup of All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate to a gallon of warm water, then gently scrub. Remove soap with your hose.
STEP 4: To remove dirt or rust from the umbrella pole, apply Scented Vinegar and massage in with Scrub Brush. Rinse.
To Clean Outdoor Rugs
STEP 1: Remove any leaves or dirt by sweeping or giving it a good shake.
STEP 2: Spot treat stains with Stain Solution and the Scrub Brush. To remove mold, combine a few capfuls of Scented Vinegar with water and add to a spray bottle. Spritz over area, work in with brush, then allow to sink in for 30 minutes before washing clean with warm water.
STEP 3: To clean larger areas, scrub well with All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate and rinse with a hose. Drape over a railing to dry in the sun, if possible.