The Best Way To Clean Patio Cushions

June 21, 2019

Cleaning Patio Cushions With Powerizer Complete

The season for outdoor living is in full effect. Whether your outdoor space is simply a balcony or the front porch or your very own backyard oasis, the goal should be to spend more time outside this summer.  Let’s face it; you may have spent a small fortune on outdoor furniture, making sure your backyard is just as stylish as your living room.  All in pursuit of the perfect space for soaking up rays or gazing at the moon and starlight.  Regardless, it can be a constant chore maintaining your outdoor furnishings, especially patio cushions.  

Your patio furniture can vary in structure from wicker, plastic, wood, and even metal.  But a comfy cushion makes all the difference in the world. However, pillows accumulate lots of dirt and debris from being left out in the elements. Also, though most of the time the fabric is weather resistant, it’s still not dirt or mess-proof.  Before you can relax they must be cleaned.  No one wants to touch dirty surfaces and certainly won’t appreciate dirt on their bright summer garments. Help is one click away.  

Powerizer cleans everything dirty, even your outdoor cushions.

Here are simple steps to cleaning your Patio Cushions

The First Step is to gather your cleaning tools. Here is what you will need:

  1. Powerizer Complete
  2. Hand-sized dish scrubber
  3. Bathtub, Sink or Basin to soak fabrics
  4. 16 oz Squeeze bottle for making a Pre-Treat solution

Next Step is to mix your cleaning solutions.  Here are the dosages we recommend:

Wash solution = one (1) scoop of Powerizer for a large load of cushions in the laundry machine

Pre-treat solution = one (1) scoop of Powerizer to 16 oz of warm water mixed in a squeeze bottle

Remove the cushions from the foam inserts.  Do this outdoors or on a hard surface. The foam batting usually makes a mess, especially if it has started to fall apart.  Sweeping up will be much easier. 

Apply the pre-treat solution to the dirtiest areas, saturate the fabric and use a scrubber to lift the stains. This is especially helpful for food and drink stains that may have been baked in the sun over. We suggest either soaking in a deep sink or the bathtub after first Pre-treating them with Powerizer.

After scrubbing and pre-treating your cushion covers, they can continue to soak for up 8 hours. The stain lifting ingredients in the formula will continue to work on the stains. However, the color safe bleach will brighten your colored fabrics and work effectively to whiten your fabrics.

When you think most of the stains have lifted, you can rinse them or toss them in the laundry machine. Sometimes just a rinse is needed and other times you might want to run a full cycle if stains are still present.

Lastly, hang the cushion covers out to air dry. 

Now you are ready to enjoy your outdoor space and clean patio cushions. Get other cleaning tips on our blog.

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