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How to maintain your outdoor furniture

If your garden furniture have rust or other waste caked on, you can apply a scratchy sponge or steel wool for cleaning. For more tips, read on...

india Updated: Oct 02, 2010 00:17 IST

1. Outdoor wonder:

If your garden furniture have rust or other waste caked on, you can apply a scratchy sponge or steel wool for cleaning. Warm water and mild soap will work for wrought iron, wicker, wood, and acrylic.



2. Brush off:

Dirt particles can just be brushed off with a nylon-bristled brush or broom. Also, use the garden hose to wash away stuck-on dust, dirt, grime, bird droppings and residue.



3. Right solution:

Clean, polish and protect aluminum furniture with a soft cloth dipped in water-and-vinegar solution. Avoid abrasive materials to avoid scratching the aluminum.



4. Protect it:

Polish and protect metal and plastic furniture with a couple of thin coats of car wax on all the exposed areas. Protect wood furniture by repainting.



5. Spot the signs:

Check the integrity of painted metal furniture. When rust develops or bubbles and irregularities appear on the painted surface, consider restoration before the situation worsens.



With inputs by Adarsh Mishra from PATIOS Furniture