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PLEASE Tell Me How To Keep Front Porch Rockers Clean

Posted by just_me_6 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 8:35

I have white front porch rockers from Lowe's. They constantly look bad and are hard to clean. They seem to look dirty again 3 days after I've cleaned them. What's up with that?

Should I just give up and paint them a darker color?


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RE: PLEASE Tell Me How To Keep Front Porch Rockers Clean

Are they plastic? Are they wood? A leaf blower should work fine!

Anything outside will always get dusty. I have teak furniture with white cushions. I finally broke down, got a roll of sunbrella fabric, measured and made slipcovers for the pillowcases, and they are easy to wash.

Between washings I use a whisk broom, and it works fine.

Good luck!

This post was edited by desertdance on Thu, Mar 7, 13 at 11:42

RE: PLEASE Tell Me How To Keep Front Porch Rockers Clean

I bought Martha Stewart Brown wicker look porch furniture. I think it is some type of resin. It still gets dusty, but doesn't show dirt. I wash it down every year, have had it out in partial sun 7 years and it still looks great. The cushions were the problem. I put the furniture out may-October and the cushion fabric faded terribly after about 5 years. I tried to find replacement cushions, but couldn't match the size/shape. Last year I had them redone by an upholsterer in outdoor fabric. Cost am almost as much as the whole set did when new, but I really love the way it looks. Hopefully the new fabric will
wear better. I would paint yours darker.

RE: PLEASE Tell Me How To Keep Front Porch Rockers Clean

Painting might make them look cleaner. Scrub existing mildew from the wood of the porch. Mix together bleach and water in a bucket and scrub the mildew areas with a stiff brush. Rinse the area with water and dry.

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