Sun's Out: Clean-Up Outdoor Furniture

Photo by: Martha Stewart Living
Read Care Guidelines
First, some basic furniture care rules to follow. Familiarize yourself with the manufacturer's instructions. Using unsuitable products may damage ... more 
Photo by: Martha Stewart Living
Read Care Guidelines
First, some basic furniture care rules to follow. Familiarize yourself with the manufacturer's instructions. Using unsuitable products may damage items and void the warranty.

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Fri, May 10, 2013 12:20 PM EDT
After a few seasons on the porch, your furnishings may start to show their age with rust marks, mildew, or stains. These general care tips will ensure that your chairs, tables, and cushions look beautiful for years to come. Outdoor woven fabrics generally undergo a chemical treatment during manufacturing to increase stain and moisture resistance, regardless of whether they are made from synthetic fibers, such as vinyl-coated polyester or acrylic, or from cotton blends.



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