Barbecues, cookouts, and lounging next to your pool – the best part about summer is that you get to spend every free minute outside. But if your backyard patio furniture is covered in sticky, yellow pollen, that relaxing outdoor time can quickly turn into a sneeze inducing allergy fest. If the dreaded pollen fairy recently visited your yard, here are a few ways to get all of your furniture looking good as new.

Action Glass How to Clean Pollen Off of Your Patio Furniture

Cleaning Pollen Off of Glass Surfaces

Make your own natural glass cleaning solution by mixing 1/4 cup of vinegar into 2 cups of water. Spray the surface of your table and start wiping. Pollen can be pretty sticky, so you’re better off using a coarse sponge instead of paper towels or cloths.

Cleaning Pollen Off of Iron

Mix a few drops of dish detergent into warm water and spray down your furniture. Leave the solution to sit for 2 or 3 minutes, then wipe it off with a microfiber cloth.

Cleaning Pollen Off of Wicker

First, vacuum up any loose particles. Then, use soap and water to scrub down your wicker. For the best results, use a pressurized hose (but not a power washer) to get inside every nook. Shake your furniture again to get any excess water out.

Cleaning Pollen Off of Cushions

Cushions can be a tad trickier than your average surface. To get pollen off of cushions:

  1. Loosen up the pollen by hitting your cushions against a wall or the palm of your hand.
  2. Using detergent and warm water, spray both sides of your cushion.
  3. Use a bristled brush to scrub it clean.
  4. Rinse your cushions off in fresh water and leave them in the sun to dry.


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