Ultimate Seasonal Cleaning Checklist for Outdoor Furniture Care — Boxhill & Co., LLC
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Ultimate Seasonal Cleaning Checklist for Outdoor Furniture Care

Featuring the Splash Mibster In-Pool Chair from Boxhill


Inspect and Prepare:
  • Check all furniture for any damage or wear from winter storage.
  • Tighten any loose screws or bolts on metal and wood furniture.
  • Clean off any debris or dirt that accumulated during the off-season.
Deep Clean:
  • Wash metal furniture with soapy water and a soft brush; rinse and dry thoroughly to prevent rust.
  • Clean wood surfaces with a wood cleaner or a mild soap solution, then oil them to restore sheen.
  • Remove and launder cushion covers if possible. Clean non-removable fabrics with fabric cleaner and a soft brush.
  • Apply a fresh coat of UV protectant on synthetic and fabric components.
  • Treat wood with a water-repellant finish.
  • Cover or store furniture in a dry, shaded place when not in use.
An outdoor dining area with round teak dining table, dark woven chairs and sunshade outdoor umrella.

Featuring Sunshade from Boxhill


Regular Maintenance:
  • Wipe down furniture weekly to remove dirt and prevent buildup.
  • Check cushions for stains and spot clean immediately to prevent setting.
Protection from Elements:
  • Use umbrellas or awnings to protect furniture from excessive sun exposure.
  • Ensure that moisture can escape from furniture covers to prevent mold and mildew.
An outdoor patio in the fall with furniture covers partially installed on dining set and lounge chairs.

Featuring Pure Outdoor Dining Table from Boxhill


Cleaning Before Storage:
  • Thoroughly clean all furniture as per spring cleaning instructions.
  • Make sure everything is dry before covering or storing to avoid trapping moisture.
Storage Preparation:
  • Store cushions indoors or in waterproof storage bins.
  • Cover wood and metal furniture with breathable covers to protect from moisture and debris.


Storage Checks:
  • Periodically check on stored furniture to ensure covers are secure and no moisture has accumulated.
  • Adjust positions if necessary to avoid pressure marks on fabric and materials.
Mid-Winter Maintenance:
  • If accessible, wipe down surfaces to remove any dust or dirt that might have settled on the covers.
  • Check for any signs of rust or mildew and treat accordingly if found.

By following this seasonal cleaning and maintenance schedule, you can help ensure that your outdoor furniture remains beautiful and functional for years to come.

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