How to Clean Mold & Mildew from Outdoor Patio Furniture
Friday, October 30, 2009
After neglecting my outdoor deck chairs for too long, I finally decided to clean off the mold and mildew that had built up on them over a period of time (it had been a long time coming!). Due to my deck not getting a lot of sunshine, the mold easily builds up on the outdoor fabric of the chairs.
So after gathering up an old shower scrub brush and a few other supplies I got to work cleaning off the mold and mildew. To my surprise, it turned out to be a much easier job than I suspected, even without a real Mold and Mildew cleaning solution and blocker, which I really should have used. Instead I improvised a little bit and just used Method shower soap spray, a bucket of water with OxiClean mixed in, and an old shower scrub brush. Here's what I did:
- Gather supplies (scrub brush, Mold & Mildew cleaning spray, bucket of water with OxiClean).
- Spray outdoor furniture chair fabric with cleaning solution and scrub with shower brush until mold is removed from the fabric of the chairs.
- Clean chairs off with water to remove moldy soap suds and let them dry off.
- That's it.
All in all, it took less than a half hour to clean all four of the moldy chairs on my deck. If I were to do this again, I would definitely get a bottle of Mold Armor. Which ever cleaning solution you use, just be careful that it doesn't contain any bleech or stain that could damage or discolor your furniture.