How to Use Clorox Outdoors


First introduced in 1914, the Clorox brand is a recognizable name for cleaning, whitening and disinfecting. A popular laundry booster, Clorox is both versatile and inexpensive which makes it an economical choice for your cleaning needs. You can use Clorox both inside and outside your home to remove dirt, grime, mold and mildew from various surfaces. A diluted mixture of Clorox will thoroughly cleanse and deodorize various outdoor surfaces without breaking your budget.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Bucket
  • Long-handled spoon
  • Plastic tarps
  • Broom
  • Water hose
  • Scrub brush
  • Wear a pair of rubber gloves to prevent possible skin irritation caused by Clorox. Fill a bucket with 1 gallon of cool water and add 1 cup of Clorox. Mix the contents together with a long-handled spoon.

  • Cover vegetation -- such as plants and shrubs -- near the area you will be cleaning with a plastic tarp. Clorox can damage plants. By covering them with plastic, you will prevent the cleaning mixture from accidentally coming in contact with the vegetation.

  • Remove surface dust, dirt and other debris from the item you are cleaning. Sweep steps, sidewalks, driveways and decks clean with a broom. Rinse the surface of the item with a water hose.

  • Saturate a scrub brush in the mixture. Scrub siding, concrete, driveways, walkways, wood, plastic and vinyl with the brush. Submerge the scrub brush back in the mixture when it becomes soiled and continue scrubbing until you have thoroughly cleaned the surface.

  • Leave the Clorox mixture on the item for 10 minutes if removing mold and mildew from surfaces. Rinse the Clorox cleaning solution off the surface with a water hose.

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