Before sending out the invitations to a backyard party, it is a good idea to make sure your outdoor furniture is ready for guests. A job to deal with is to clean your patio cushions, which can end up with stains and stains after getting out in the elements.
Step 2: Mix the cleaning solution
Mix 1 tablespoon of washing liquid and ¼ cup of borax powder in a bucket of warm water, BobVila.com says.
Step 3: Soak the pillows
Use a sponge to saturate both sides of the pads with the cleaning solution, says BobVila.com. Remember to get the mixture in folds and folds too – according to the DIY Network, you can use a spray bottle to apply detergents to the pillows. (To ensure that the solution will not cause discoloration, first test the solution in an opaque area before applying it to the entire pillow.)
Let the solution soak on the pillows for about 15 minutes, says BobVila.com. 19659005] Step 4: Screw the Hard Places
If there are still spots on the cushions after soaking, BobVila.com recommends applying more of the solution and scrub them gently with a brush.
Step 5: Rinse Pillows
Use a garden hose, rinse thoroughly the cushions, says Real Simple. Do not use the pressure fluid for this step, as BobVila.com says it can damage the fabric.
Step 6: Dry the pillows
Just as much of the water as possible from the pillows with a towel says BobVila.com. Then put the cushions up in an end position and let them air dry completely. Make sure there is no moisture left before moving on to the next step.
Step 7: Use fabric protection
When the pillows are dry, spray them with a cloth cover. This can make them easier to clean in the future, according to BobVila.com.
If you removed the pillow cover earlier, you can now put it back. With clean fresh outdoor furniture pillows you can now rest easy when you ask your guests to "sit down."
Originally published on June 15, 2016.