Most wrought iron patio furniture is often outdoors in the garden. The material for this furniture is generally also used for bed frames, tables, and other items. Unlike indoor furniture, outdoor furniture is likely to lose their beauty faster due to sun exposure, dust, wind, humidity, and other natural phenomena.
Luckily, wrought iron furniture is easy to clean. They not require regular and special cleaning. What you need to do is just to clean them occasionally, only when they look dirty. The cleaning should not take long time.No special cleaners are needed.
Even, the right cleaners are perhaps already available in your home. It means that the maintenance is not only simple but also cheap. Here are the cleaning instructions for wrought iron furniture.
First, prepare dishwashing detergent. Any mild soaps work too. Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid detergent with five buckets of plain water. It is better if you use warm water.
In case the wrought iron patio furniture has fabric cushions, you should remove them first. Then, dip a sponge into the solution and scrub the furniture with that. For stains like food spills pr bird droppings, remove them using a nylon scrubber.
Heavier stains may be more difficult to remove. You can use a toothbrush to clean such stains. Repeat scrubbing and brushing the area if dirt is still visible. Then, clean it with warm water. Finally spray the wrought furniture using a garden hose.
This will rinse out the soap residue. Next, dry the furniture well. This cleaning does not take more than one hour.
Wrought iron patio furniture is prone to get rusted over time. This commonly happens because of the reaction with air and water. Rust is not avoidable for outdoor furniture. Don’t panic when you find rusted areas. You can always repaint wrought iron furniture.
But before you paint them, you should clean the rusted areas first. Use a fine-grit sand paper to scrub the area. Clean the rest particles with warm water. After you are sure the rust has disappeared, you can paint the furniture. Don’t use the wrong paints.
The right paint is the one intended for wrought iron. Such paints are easy to find. You can buy them at any home improvement stores. After being painted, wait for a day until the paint fully dry. Now, look at your patio furniture. The wrought iron patio furniture look like new, right?