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Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Pet-Friendly Patio Furniture


TIPS FOR CLEANING & MAINTAINING PET-FRIENDLY PATIO FURNITURE

RELAX WITH PET-FRIENDLY PATIO FURNITURE

Posted by Chair King Backyard Store

RELAX WITH PET-FRIENDLY PATIO FURNITURE

RELAX WITH PET-FRIENDLY PATIO FURNITURE

Posted by Chair King Backyard Store

Patio maintenance shouldn't be ruff.

As a pet owner, your outdoor space is more than just a backyard; it's a sanctuary where cherished memories are made with your beloved furry companions. It's a place where your pets can bask in the sunshine, chase after their tails, or simply curl up for an afternoon nap while you unwind in the fresh air. However, the joyful antics and occasional messes of pets can take a toll on your patio furniture. To ensure that your outdoor oasis remains a harmonious blend of comfort and pet-friendly practicality, it's crucial to understand how to clean and maintain your patio pieces effectively. These tips will not only help preserve the beauty of your pet-friendly patio but also ensure that you and your pets can continue enjoying it together year-round.

Here are some tips to keep your pet-friendly patio furniture looking great year-round:

 

1. Choose the Right Materials

When selecting patio furniture, opt for materials that are pet-friendly and easy to clean. Furniture made from materials like aluminum, resin wicker, and outdoor-grade fabrics are durable and resistant to pet-related wear and tear.

Read also: The Benefits of Resin Wicker Outdoor Furniture.

2. Regular Cleaning Routine

Establish a regular cleaning routine to prevent dirt, hair, and pet odors from building up. Use a handheld vacuum or a brush to remove pet hair from cushions and furniture surfaces. For fabric cushions, a lint roller can be handy for quick hair removal. You can also get ahead of maintenance by inspecting your furniture regularly for signs of wear and tear, such as loose screws or wobbly legs. Tighten any loose hardware and address minor repairs promptly to prevent more significant issues.

 

3. Washable Cushion Covers

Invest in patio furniture with removable and washable cushion covers. This makes it easier to keep your cushions clean and fresh. Most outdoor fabric covers can be machine washed or spot cleaned with mild detergent, and consider using stain-resistant outdoor fabrics like Sunbrella® for your cushions and upholstery. These fabrics are designed to repel stains and make it easier to clean up spills and accidents promptly.

 

4. Quick Clean-Up

Act quickly to clean up any pet accidents or spills. Avoid using harsh chemicals that could be harmful to your pets, and choose pet-friendly cleaning products when cleaning your patio furniture. Many commercial outdoor furniture cleaners are safe for dogs, cats, and the environment. Blot the affected area with a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb the liquid. Then, clean the spot with a mixture of mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly and let it air dry.

5. Outdoor Furniture Covers

Consider using outdoor furniture covers when your patio furniture is not in use. Covers protect your furniture from the elements and keep it clean. They also deter pets from climbing on or scratching the furniture.

What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around – that’s their job.

- George Carlin

6. Training and Boundaries

To prevent your pets from scratching or chewing on your patio furniture, provide them with suitable distractions. Offer scratching posts, chew toys, or pet-friendly outdoor play structures to keep them engaged. It’s also helpful to teach your pets boundaries and train them to respect the patio furniture. Positive reinforcement can help your pets understand where they can and cannot play or rest.

Creating a pet-friendly patio is very important. Knowing how to maintain it’s equally or even more. By following these tips, you can maintain your pet-friendly patio furniture in excellent condition, ensuring it remains a comfortable and inviting space for both you and your pets. With the right materials, regular cleaning, and a little pet training, you can enjoy the outdoors together in style and comfort. Chair King Backyard Store offers a wide range of pet-friendly patio furniture to help you create the perfect outdoor space for you and your furry friends.

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21st Dec 2023 nbrown@chairking.com BigCommerce

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