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Best Way to Clean Your Outdoor Furniture

It’s only natural for outdoor furniture to accumulate dirt, stains, and bugs over time. With summer still in full swing it’s not too late to wash it all away so that your outside space feels more relaxing and inviting. Follow along below as we reveal the best way to clean your outdoor furniture.


Before we can jump into cleaning, we have to prepare a workspace and gather some essential tools. You will need plenty of outdoor space to work with and should cover anything nearby that can’t get wet. The tools you will need  are:

  1. Pressure Washer
  2. Bucket Filled With Warm Water
  3. Heavy Duty Fabric Cleaner (depending on the cushion’s material)

Strip the furniture of its cushions and strip the cushions of their covers. Allow the covers to soak in the bucket of warm water while you proceed to the next step.

Pressure Wash

If you have the tools and experience needed to work with a pressure washer then continue reading, if not pause here and hire a professional.

If you decide to do this step yourself, first start by bringing the furniture into the workspace and tipping it over so that its legs are pointed to the sky, if possible. Turn the pressure washer on and from a few feet away begin spraying the furniture down from the top (legs) down. Flip it right side up and again spray it down from the top down. Repeat as needed and allow everything to air dry afterward.


Remove the cushion covers from the bucket and gently wring out the water. If they are heavily soiled you may want to repeat the soaking process once or twice more and use the heavy duty fabric cleaner to help with stubborn spots and stains. Let the cushion covers to air dry afterward as well, but always be sure to double check the label for specific instructions.


Keeping your favorite outdoor hangout space clean doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming when working with the right tools. The team at Oceantime Pressure Washing LLC will help you clean the outside of your home for a great rate, call us today!

Surfaces Inappropriate for Pressure Washing

With great power comes great responsibility, and it’s true for pressure washing too. Inappropriately wielding the power of pressure washers can damage many surfaces. To make maximum use of pressure washing, it’s important to know which settings are appropriate for these powerful blasts of water. Here are some basics to keep in mind.

Old or rotting wood

This one is straightforward, as it’s easy to see that brittle pieces of wood can crumble under even a little bit of pressure. Decks made of soft wood should be washed gently, as opposed to the decks made of strong wood, which can take high-speed pressure washing. Old walls and wooden fences cannot often handle the strength of a jet of pressure washers and should be treated delicately. With the right surface, pressure washing leaves a pristinely clean look, but with weak surfaces, the water can easily gouge and leave unsightly narrow streaks.

Cloth or woven surfaces

Although many types of outdoor furniture can take on powerful blasts of water, and be restored to their sparkling selves, not all are as strong. Cabana curtains, as sturdy as they look, are a good example. When those stains or marks on certain upholstered surfaces are bothersome, it’s key to remember how strong they are. Certain tarps and outdoor materials are not sturdy enough to withstand the jet of water and can become torn or frayed as a result. Rolling up those fabrics and cleaning them gently is the remedy for such soft textures.

Thin glass

Pressure washing does a superb job in cleaning many windows and panels, but that doesn’t mean all glass is made equal. When pressure washing those wicker wood and metal surfaces on the patio, it can be easy to come across a glass decoration or two, but many glass coffee tables don’t have the structural integrity that can endure heavy jets of water. Removing such furniture from the to-be-cleaned site is crucial for expediting an effective and safe pressure washing session.


Without the knowledge of which materials are okay for pressure washing, the result can be disastrous. However, experts are experts! If you have any concerns about your pressure washing needs, simply give Oceanside Pressure Washing and Roof Cleaning a call. Getting those grimy areas squeaky clean can be done before you know it.