How-to Clean Outdoor Furniture and Store
TOM: It’s always sad when summer rolls to a close but a few simple cleaning steps can help make sure your outdoor furniture stays looking fresh for next season before storage. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: Outdoor patio furniture should be cleaned, covered and stored in a garage, shed or indoors before winter’s harsh temperatures set in. For wood furniture, oil the wood’s surfaces with a sealant or a preservative. For metal, use soapy water and elbow grease, remove any rust with sandpaper and repaint as needed.
LESLIE: If you don’t have the space to store furniture inside, only leave aluminum and wood pieces outside. But not before making sure the furniture is dry and loosely covered to allow for ventilation.
TOM: You will need to find space indoors for wicker and steel framed pieces which are prone to damage and rust. And always scrub, dry and store cushions inside until spring. I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.