How to Clean Vinyl Furniture

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Vinyl furniture is durable and affordable, and comes in many varieties. Unlike wood, metal or cloth upholstery, vinyl furniture resists water and stains, making it a practical choice for both indoor and outdoor use. Vinyl doesn't require any special maintenance or cleaning products -- mild detergent is all you need to keep your furniture looking its best. Clean your vinyl furniture on a regular basis and store it indoors during the winter season to extend its life.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket
  • Mild dish or laundry detergent
  • Cloth or soft-bristled brush
  • Towel
  • Remove any cushions or pillows from the vinyl furniture.

  • Fill a bucket with hot water and add 1 to 2 tbsp. mild dish or laundry detergent.

  • Dip a cloth or in the bucket, and wipe the vinyl furniture thoroughly with the cloth. If the furniture is very dirty, scrub it with a soft-bristled brush.

  • Spray outdoor furniture with a garden hose to rinse. If you have indoor vinyl furniture, empty the bucket and refill it with clean water. Dip a clean cloth in the bucket and wipe the furniture with the cloth to rinse.

  • Wipe the vinyl furniture with a towel to dry.

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