Spring is coming and it’s a perfect time to enjoy the air on your patio. However, the fun is instantly gone when you see some pollen spots on your gorgeous outdoor furniture.
Check out our quick guide on how to get pollen-free outdoor furniture here that you can get done in no time.
How to Get Pollen-Free Outdoor Furniture
Grab these supplies:
- Cleaning cloth
- Coarse sponge
- Spray bottle
- Dish soap
- Pressure washer, optional
- Tape, optional
Follow the steps below:
Start by wiping the furniture
Actually, some easy pollen can be cleaned by a simple wipe using a DIY cleaning solution. Here’s what you can do:
- Fill your spray bottle with water and add a few drops of dish soap.
- Apply the cleaning solution to the entire surface of your outdoor furniture, and don’t skip the crevices.
- Let the cleaning solution sit for a few minutes.
- Scrub the furniture with a coarse sponge. Using a coarse sponge is important here since it works better to remove tough pollen than the usual sponge.
Continue with the tape
If you notice that your pollen problem is quite severe before wiping the furniture down. You can use tape prior to applying the soapy mixture above. The sticky side of the tape can help to remove the pollen deposits, so you can stick and peel it on the entire furniture. Finish the step by cleaning the furniture with a mixture of hot water and soap.
But if you don’t have any tape around, no worries. Just put more elbow grease on the difficult pollen deposits while you scrub them with the coarse sponge. Wipe the stains away with a dry cloth.
Use a pressure washer, if necessary
Cleaning outdoor furniture with a pressure washer is a good method if you haven’t taken care of the pieces in a long time. The pollens from several seasons may have been built-up on the surface of the furniture to the point that wiping and using tape is not enough to handle them.
A power washer is powerful enough to wash up the most difficult pollen spots alongside the dirt, grime, and even mildew. If you don’t have a pressure washer in hand, call a pro to get the job done effectively.
Let the pieces dry
When you are sure that the pollen spots are removed completely, let your outdoor furniture dry. You can’t use outdoor furniture while it’s wet since the pollen and dirt will stick back around easily.
You can use a dry clean cloth once you have finished washing the pieces as soon as possible.
Tips Get Pollen-Free Outdoor Furniture
- Cover your outdoor furniture with machine-washable covers that you can clean easily.
- Wipe the pollen as soon as you notice it to prevent any build-ups.
- Outdoor furniture which is made of porous materials like rattan or wicker is more prone to pollen, avoid them if you are willing enough.