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How to clean and care for garden benches
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to clean and care for garden benches. Many people have
asked us how to clean and care for garden benches, and that is why
we are offering these excellent suggestions on how you can do it
The steps for how to clean garden benches clearly depends greatly
on which materials your bench is made out of. There is, though,
one thing that remains the same – no matter what your garden
bench is made out of, it is important that you do clean and care
for it. It is best to clean it monthly, and to store it during the
winter months. The better you keep care of your garden furniture,
the longer it will last.
Most garden benches can be cleaned with some simple soap and water.
You may want to rent/borrow/buy a power washer, as well (only use
this on a low setting). A power washer lets you clean with ease
and without having to do so much scrubbing!
When it comes to metal garden benches, like ones made out of aluminum,
steel, or wrought iron, you really only need some mild soap and
water to clean them. Most metal benches today are made to be rust
resistant. For extra care on your metal frame, use a navel jelly
or a pasted wax.
If you have a cushion on your garden bench, be sure to remove it
before cleaning. Even your cushions can be cleaned with a mild soap
and water. Just spot clean the dirty areas. Rinse with water. Before
storing, though, make sure that your cushion is completely dry.
If you do end up with mildew on your cushions, you can take care
of it by mixing a solution of 2 cups detergent, one cup bleach,
and one gallon of water. Spray the solution over the entire cushion
and allow it to soak for ½ hour. Then wipe the surface clean
with a rag. Rinse with water and then let it dry completely.
As you can tell, the steps in how to clean and care for garden
benches mostly include a little soap and some water. Be sure to
stain and seal your wooden furniture, as well.