How to Clean Lawn Furniture With OxiClean

OxiClean is a multipurpose cleaning product that combines hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate to create oxygen bubbles that, along with nonionic detergents, dislodge dirt and debris from water-washable surfaces while helping to fade stains. The use of a light solution of OxiClean and water can clean lawn furniture. If the furniture has tough stains, you may also need to use a mild detergent or slightly abrasive cleaning agent.

Step 1

Make a standard OxiClean and water solution -- 1/8 scoop OxiClean to 2 cups hot water in a large spray bottle.

Step 2

Remove any non-water-washable items from the lawn furniture such as leather accessories or foam cushions. Set these items aside.

Step 3

Rinse as much dirt and debris off the furniture as possible with a garden hose. Wait for the furniture to dry.

Step 4

Spray the furniture thoroughly with the solution from your spray bottle. Wait 10 to 30 minutes. If the furniture has stains, wait the full 30 minutes.

Step 5

Put on a pair of gloves, and scrub the lawn furniture surfaces with a soft-bristled brush, using up-and-down and side-to-side motions. If you're cleaning wicker or a textured surface, scrub with circular motions as well. Rinse the furniture thoroughly.

Step 6

If any stains remain, mix a few drops of mild liquid detergent with 1/4 cup baking soda in a container -- enough to create a paste. Apply the paste to the stains, and then wait 10 minutes. Scrub the stains and rinse away the paste.

Step 7

Air-dry your lawn furniture. Dispose of any remaining OxiClean solution down a drain.