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Title: Clean Your Outdoor Furniture
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Goal: this session will cause the successfulness of the goal to Clean outdoor furniture.
Brian Golter published this Session at isodoit.com under Lifestyle | Home and Products | Home Improvement
Doers: 2 | Form: Session | Phase: Engagement | Type: Event | Level: 1 | Code:
Start: Dec 11, 2018 | When: | Duration: 0 Second
Elements for Task 1: ( element | product | description | amt )
  • Materials : Soap | | Mild oil-base |
  • Materials : Cleaning solution | Generic | |
  • Materials : Wood cleaners | | Commerial |
  • Materials : Sandpaper | Generic | |
  • Materials : Protective wood finish | | oil, stain, or a polyurethane coating |
Task 1 of 4: Clean Your Outdoor Furniture: Wood, Teak & Wicker
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  • Form: Operative Task | Phase: Engagement | Type: Primary | Level: 1 | Duration: 2 Hour
  • Use a mild oil-base soap, such as Murphy Oil Soap, mixed with warm water.
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  • For a do-it-yourself cleaning solution, mix 1⁄4 cup ammonia, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water.
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  • Commercial wood cleaners are often the most effective, but be sure to read directions carefully. Wicker and painted woods might require diluting the solution.
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  • For hard woods, consider annually sanding and applying a fresh coat of protective finish, such as oil, stain, or a polyurethane coating.
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  • Hose down wicker every few weeks to prevent dirt buildup in crevices.
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  • Regularly wiping down wood to remove dirt, debris, and excess water is the best way to protect it.
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Elements for Task 2: ( element | product | description | amt )
  • Materials : Cleaning solution | | metal polishing paste or a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and water. |
  • Materials : Soft cloth | Soft Scrub | Nonabrasive |
  • Materials : Sandpaper | Generic | |
  • Materials : Cloth | | Dampened with mineral spirits or naphtha | 1 Each
  • Materials : Primer | | Rust-resistant |
  • Materials : Paint | | Rust-resistant |
  • Materials : Automotive Wax | Generic | |
Task 2 of 4: Clean Your Outdoor Furniture: Metal
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  • Form: Operative Task | Phase: Engagement | Type: Primary | Level: 1 | Duration: 2 Hour
  • Oxidation is the most common problem with aluminum furniture. Before cleaning, remove as much of the imperfection as possible using a metal polishing paste or a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and water.
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  • Avoid chemicals such as ammonia and trisodium phosphate (TSP); alkaline cleaners cause oxidation.
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  • Wash aluminum frequently to preserve its natural luster.
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  • Remove scuff marks from aluminum with a soft cloth dampened with a nonabrasive product, such as Soft Scrub.
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  • Combat rust by sanding it off along with damaged paint. Wipe off metal residue with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits or naphtha. Use a rust-resistant primer before painting with a rust-resistant paint.
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  • Consider having your wrought-iron furniture sandblasted or powder-coated for added protection.
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  • To protect after cleanings, apply a coat (two for iron) of automotive wax.
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Elements for Task 3: ( element | product | description | amt )
  • Materials : Dish detergent or home cleaning solutions | | |
  • Materials : Scrub brush | | Glass-safe, nonabrasive material |
  • Materials : White vinegar or glass cleaner | | |
  • Materials : Microfiber cloth | | |
  • Materials : Glass-repair kit | Generic | Automotive |
Task 3 of 4: Clean Your Outdoor Furniture: Glass
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  • Form: Operative Task | Phase: Engagement | Type: Primary | Level: 1 | Duration: 2 Hour
  • Dish detergent and home cleaning solutions are the most effective cleaners.
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  • Dish detergent and home cleaning solutions are the most effective cleaners.
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  • After an initial cleaning, spray on white vinegar or glass cleaner and wipe away with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.
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  • Clean the underside of a glass table at least once a month to prevent irreversible grime.
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  • Cover a glass table when it's not in use. Commercial window cleaners can't always keep your glass tables clean.
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  • Fix small scratches and chips in glass with a glass-repair kit from an automotive retailer.
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  • Clean frames of glass tables according to their material type.

    Note: see isoBlog titled: 'How to Clean Outdoor Furniture: Metal'.
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Elements for Task 4: ( element | product | description | amt )
  • Materials : Washing soda | Generic | | 0.05 Cup
  • Materials : Automatic dishwasher detergent | Generic | | 3 Tablespoon
  • Materials : Vinegar | Generic | | 0.25 Cup
  • Materials : White distilled vinegar | | |
  • Materials : Baking soda | | |
  • Materials : Sponge | Generic | |
  • Materials : WD-40 | | |
  • Materials : Automotive paste wax | Generic | |
Task 4 of 4: How to Clean Outdoor Furniture: Plastic
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  • Form: Operative Task | Phase: Engagement | Type: Primary | Level: 1 | Duration: 2 Hour
  • 1/2 cup washing soda mixed with 1 gallon warm water.
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  • 3 tablespoons automatic dishwasher detergent (contains mild bleaching agent) mixed with 1 gallon warm water.
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  • For colored plastic: 1⁄4 cup vinegar mixed with 1 quart warm water.
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  • For white plastic, avoid chlorine and bleach because they eat away at the material.
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  • For stubborn stains, dampen a clean rag with white distilled vinegar and wipe down the piece.
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  • Sprinkle baking soda on a wet sponge to create a mild abrasive that will peel away stains but won't scratch surfaces. (Don't use abrasive cleaners; they will scratch plastic.)
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  • Use WD-40 to restore shine; spray onto plastic and wipe clean with a dry cloth.
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  • After washing your plastic furniture, protect it with a coat of automotive paste wax.
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