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How does one clean resin outdoor furniture?

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To clean resin outdoor furniture, one can use either a mild all-purpose cleaner or laundry detergent and bleach, depending on the specific condition and color of the furniture. A person can clean colored resin patio furniture with an all-purpose cleaner and warm water. After cleaning the furniture, one rinses it well with water to prevent it from fading in the sun.

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Resin has a tendency to fade due to sun exposure and being outdoors in different types of weather conditions. This can cause resin furniture pieces to become brittle. By using an abrasive cleaner on this type of furniture, it can cause resin chairs and tables to become more brittle. For this reason, it is more appropriate to use a mild all-purpose cleaner instead of a harsh cleaner.

In case one has light-colored or white patio furniture that is very dirty or yellow due to age, it is useful to clean the furniture with a solution containing 3/4 cup of bleach, 1 tablespoon of liquid laundry detergent and 1 gallon of warm water. One can combine these ingredients in a bucket and use a soft-bristled brush to scrub away dirt and grime. One can leave the solution on the furniture for at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water. However, before using this solution, one can apply a small amount of it on a hidden section of the furniture to test whether it discolors.

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