Your outdoor living space will only stay beautiful if you take care of it properly. If you neglect it, you can expect to see stains and mildew, among others. While you think spring cleaning your patio is a tedious task, let us tell you that it is actually not that difficult.
To help you out, here are some simple tips that can help you bring back the life of your outdoor living space:
Start by de-griming your concrete. Whether or not you are planning to entertain a crowd, a thorough base cleaning as spring sets in is a great idea. First, you have to move all the furniture and all the plants out of the way. Start by thoroughly sweeping up dirt, leaves and any other debris. Hose the entire patio down. Spot clean with a solution of warm water and an environment-friendly cleaner. Leave the solution for around 15 minutes and use a brush to scrub off any stubborn stains. Rinse thoroughly and prepare to be amazed!
Pressure wash your exterior siding. Many people tend to overlook their exterior walls when doing their cleaning. If your home has tile or brick siding, you can just use a garden hose to clean that area. For natural stone and concrete, you can pressure wash the surface to remove dirt and mildew real quick.
Brush off dirt from your outdoor furniture. Outdoor furniture from Palm Casual is very easy to clean. Your old toothbrush can be your best friend for this task. Start by using a soft cloth dipped in water and bleach solution (50-50 ratio). Wipe every surface and finish off by cleaning the grooves with the old toothbrush.
Update your lighting fixture. You can use window cleaner to wipe the glass part of your fixtures. Make sure you clean both inside and outside the glass. If it is already faded, you can give it a fresh coat of paint and you will have something the looks completely new!
Wash and rinse the umbrella thoroughly. If you use an umbrella to protect you from the heat of the sun and the soft drizzles of rain, you can be sure it has picked up a lot of grime and probably even some bird droppings. Rinse the umbrella using your garden hose and gently scrub it with a brush and mild laundry detergent. Make sure you rinse it thoroughly and allow to dry it completely.
There you have it; five easy steps to accomplish your patio spring cleaning!