The Maids of Portland, Maine

Monday, March 8, 2010

How to clean patio furniture cushions

As the weather gets warmer, you will probably start to bring out your patio furniture. Are your cushions moldy? If so, mix together 1 tsp. dishwashing detergent and 1 tsp. borax in 1 quart warm water. Put the mixture in a spray bottle. Saturate the cushions with the cleaning solution. Do not be frugal-you want to get a lot of the solution on. This is what will clean off the mold and mildew. Be sure to get all the crevices and creases. The more you put on now, the less you will have to do when you wash it off. Let the cleaning solution set for 15 minutes. Then with the garden hose on high, spray the cushions thoroughly to knock the dirt and cleaning solution off the cushions. Stand the cushions on edge to dry.

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