Care and Maintenance of Protective Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers

Care and Maintenance of Protective Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers

Cleaning and Storing Your Protective Outdoor Patio Furniture Covers

Outdoor patio furniture and patio accessory covers are made to protect your outdoor furniture, BBQ grills, umbrellas, and other patio accessories from exposure to the elements, keeping them clean and dry. However, while protecting your outdoor patio furniture, the protective covers can in turn become very dirty. The dirt and grime that are on the protective covers would be on your outdoor patio furniture and accessories if covers were not in use. This clearly shows that the covers are doing their job.

You can choose to wait until you are ready to put the outdoor protective covers away for storage before cleaning them, or you may want to occasionally clean them while they are still in use. Either way, you can follow these simple steps when cleaning the covers to keep them looking good for many years.

How to Clean Your Outdoor Protective Patio Furniture Covers

  • Check for and remove any loose trash or debris, like sticks, leaves, etc.
  • Before removing the cover, spray it down with water to loosen any dirt or debris.
  • When washing the cover, use mild, warm, soapy water and lightly scrub with a rag or sponge.
  • Rinse off the soap using a water hose and allow the cover to dry completely.
  • If you prefer, you can choose to hang the cover up to dry, but we suggest that you do not lay it flat on the ground, or on your patio or deck.
  • The cover must be completely dry before putting it back on your patio equipment or away for storage.
  • Do not use harsh detergents, bleach, stiff bristle brushes, or abrasive cleaning pads. These can damage the fabric and reduce the cover's water resistant quality.

Preparing to Store Your Outdoor Protective Covers

  • Whenever you decide that you are ready to use your outdoor patio equipment and patio accessories, you will need to store your covers in a dry, cool location.
  • After using the steps listed above to clean your covers, you are ready to store them until they are needed again. Make sure the covers are completely dry so that water is not trapped in any folds or creases. Any moisture on the cover will increase the chance of mildew.
  • It is not recommended to clean the covers in the washing machine. Repeated machine washing can damage the material and reduce the water resistant quality of the cover.

Protective covers are an effective and inexpensive way to protect your outdoor patio furniture and accessories. Proper care of your covers will help them last for a long time and keep your outdoor patio furniture looking great.


Last Updated: 02/26/2019 02:26 PM - ID:41

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