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I’m Clara! And this is my dog, Spotless. Let’s clean the patio and get it ready for summer!

Patio furniture has a huge pawprint on Mother Earth. Patio furniture weathers quickly exposed to bleaching sun, freezing and scorching temperatures, outdoor dust, and moisture from rain and snow. It can be tempting just to toss it in a landfill and buy new every few years–especially the cushions! Don’t relegate your patio furniture to the dog house!

Spotless and I are here to tell you that you paws-atively can keep your patio furniture–even the cushions–looking great on your patio and out of the landfill! It’s easy with mold-killing, stain-busting eco-friendly Pro-Tek!™ Pro-Tek™ works on all types of patio furniture from wood to plastic to metal, and wait till you see how it powers out mold from cushions.

May is eco-clean your patio furniture month! It’s time to get your outdoor space ready for that Memorial Day BBQ and a summer full of outdoor fun. Spotless and I are here to show you how easy it is! All without harmful chemicals that endanger Mother Earth or damage your furniture.

Step 1: Gather Supplies to Clean Your Patio Furniture

You’ll need:

  • broom
  • Leaf blower
  • Bucket
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Hose
  • Powerwasher
  • Wire brush (if you have metal furniture)
  • Pro-Tek™ Cherry, Lemon, Eco-Orange, or for really tough dirt, HD

Step 2: Blow Away Leaves and Debris

This is a great job for kids! Hand out the brooms and leaf blowers! Have them help you move patio furniture out of the way. Clean out leaves, sticks, cobwebs and other debris from your outdoor living space.

Remove the cushions and sweep and blow debris from the furniture and cushions.

Wow! Spotless says that looks better already.

Step 3: Clean the Patio Furniture

Leave the cushions aside for now. We’ll get to them in a minute. 

Patio furniture is usually made of plastic, metal, or wood. Here’s a breakdown of the most popular patio furniture materials, what dilution to use, and how to clean them.

  • Plastic: Patio furniture made from plastic is durable and often easy to clean. Use the lines on your Pro-Tek™ spray bottle to make a 10:1 solution. Spray the furniture down and wait a few minutes. Use a cloth to wipe away the dirt and grime. Repeat if necessary.
  • Metal: Wrought iron and stainless steel are popular choices for outdoor furniture because they are durable, and when maintained properly, can last for years. Avoid harsh cleaners that strip the metal of any protectant layer, which can make the furniture more susceptible to rust. Use the lines on your Pro-Tek™ spray bottle to make a 10:1 solution. Spray the metal furniture down and wait a few minutes. Use a cloth to wipe away the dirt and grime. If you notice rust, dip the wire brush in the  Pro-Tek™ solution and remove the rust. You may want to repaint the furniture or use a metal finish to prolong the life of your items.
  • Wicker or wood: While grabbing the pressure washer and hosing off wicker or wood patio furniture may seem like a good idea, the high pressure can easily scratch wood or weaken the wicker binding. Don’t do it! Let Protek™ do the scrubbing. Use the lines on your Pro-Tek™ spray bottle to make a 20:1 solution. Spray the wicker furniture down and wait a few minutes. Gently hose away any dirt.

Make sure the furniture has plenty of fresh air to dry, out of the direct sun. Now, onto the cushions!

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Step 4: Clean the Cushions

Outdoor cushions and pillows may be colorful and cute, but they are also breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Protek™ is perfect for removing unsightly and smelly mold and mildew! Use the lines on your Pro-Tek™ spray bottle to make a 15:1 solution. Spray the cushions until they are saturated and wait fifteen minutes. Scrub with a cloth and repeat as needed.

Let dry out of the direct sun to present bleaching. You’ll be amazed at how Pro-Tek™ will give you another year with your cushions.

Step 5: Power Washing Your Patio

Unsightly stains on the patio? Pro-Tek™ works great in the power washer, too! Use the same 15:1 solution to fill the detergent chamber, if your pressure washer has one. 

Alternatively, just spray the Pro-Tek™ solution directly on the stain. 

Spray the patio with Pro-Tek™ and wait ten minutes before rinsing. Or, if you have a detergent chamber, just begin spraying. Use a broad, sweeping motion. If needed, use a scrub brush, and then rinse. Patio stains will disappear, leaving behind a fresh scent.

With Pro-Tek™, you can enjoy your patio furniture all summer long knowing that you’ve done your part to protect the environment.

Eco-friendly Pro-Tek™ is pet-safe, food-safe, non-toxic, and good for Mother Earth! It powers out dirt and stains the eco-friendly way. When your jug is empty, refill it! You never need to throw it away! Join with the thousands of customers who have discovered the world’s best eco-friendly cleaner!

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