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How to clean green mould from patio furniture

Patio furniture is a common sight on porches, decks, patios and back gardens. Outdoor furniture is made to withstand excess heat, moisture, wind and anything else Mother Nature throws their way. Unfortunately, most patio furniture will at one time or another develop mould. Mould can stain your patio furniture and deteriorate it over time. When mould is found growing, remove it as soon as possible with an all-natural cleaner and deodoriser that will not harm plants, animals or children.

Lay a tarpaulin out flat on a level location. Place the patio furniture on the tarpaulin.

Remove any cushions that may be on your patio furniture and place them in a safe location. If the cushions have washable covers, remove them and launder as you normally would.

Rinse the surface dirt, dust and debris off the patio furniture with a water hose.

Fill a clean spray bottle with white vinegar. Spray the green mould liberally with the white vinegar. Allow the vinegar to sit on the patio furniture for 10 minutes.

Spray more vinegar onto the patio furniture and scrub with a sponge until you have removed all green mould.

Rinse the vinegar off the patio furniture with a water hose. Wipe the furniture dry with towels.

Things You'll Need

  • Tarpaulin
  • Water hose
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Towels
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About the Author

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.