How to Clean Lawn Furniture With OxiClean


OxiClean is a multipurpose cleaning product that combines hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate to create oxygen bubbles that, along with nonionic detergents, dislodge dirt and debris from water-washable surfaces while helping to fade stains. The use of a light solution of OxiClean and water can clean lawn furniture. If the furniture has tough stains, you may also need to use a mild detergent or slightly abrasive cleaning agent.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden hose
  • Large spray bottle
  • Gloves
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Mild liquid detergent
  • Baking soda
  • Container
  • Make a standard OxiClean and water solution -- 1/8 scoop OxiClean to 2 cups hot water in a large spray bottle.

  • Remove any non-water-washable items from the lawn furniture such as leather accessories or foam cushions. Set these items aside.

  • Rinse as much dirt and debris off the furniture as possible with a garden hose. Wait for the furniture to dry.

  • Spray the furniture thoroughly with the solution from your spray bottle. Wait 10 to 30 minutes. If the furniture has stains, wait the full 30 minutes.

  • Put on a pair of gloves, and scrub the lawn furniture surfaces with a soft-bristled brush, using up-and-down and side-to-side motions. If you’re cleaning wicker or a textured surface, scrub with circular motions as well. Rinse the furniture thoroughly.

  • If any stains remain, mix a few drops of mild liquid detergent with 1/4 cup baking soda in a container -- enough to create a paste. Apply the paste to the stains, and then wait 10 minutes. Scrub the stains and rinse away the paste.

  • Air-dry your lawn furniture. Dispose of any remaining OxiClean solution down a drain.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have dye or fragrance sensitivities, use the OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover “Free” product.
  • If you’re using soft water, use less OxiClean in the solution.
  • If you’re cleaning near houseplants or on grass, rinse the area thoroughly to remove OxiClean residue.
  • Always test the OxiClean solution on an inconspicuous area of your lawn furniture before cleaning to make certain it won’t damage the surface.
  • Never use OxiClean on painted surfaces, leather, silk or wool. Additionally, never use it on non-water-washable surfaces.
  • Never clean rubber surfaces without checking with the furniture manufacturer.
  • Never mix OxiClean with harsh chemicals, especially bleach.

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