The steps to clean poly furniture, store it, and keep it in pristine condition are really simple. Poly as a building material is known for its durability against the elements, and UV rays, and is rust-free, mold-free, and great for outdoor furniture. Use our poly furniture care guide below to keep your poly furniture in top condition.
Keeping Poly Furniture Clean
Poly furniture is incredibly durable and requires no special cleaners or seals. It is a good idea to dust your poly furniture regularly with a soft cloth, and when you’re ready to wash it down, you can use any basic gentle soap around your home.
Nothing works better than good old soap and water. While the poly is strong, using a soft brush, sponge, or dish rag would still be best. If you’ve got adamant stains, a low setting on a pressure washer is also safe to use.
To prevent stains, clean up spills as they occur, and spot-clean any dirt or minor stains the moment you see them. Poly is not prone to mold, mildew, or rust so you will not need to worry about keeping an eye out for those things.
Storage and Placement
Poly furniture is great for decks, lawns, and patios. Depending on the climate of the area you live in, you may be able to keep your furniture out all year. So long as you don’t experience harsh winters, storing poly is not necessary. However, if you experience frequent bouts of extreme weather, we do suggest covering the furniture during those periods or placing it in a shed.
If you plan to store away your furniture, clean it before packing it away. If you wash it down, make sure it is completely dry and you may even want to disassemble it if possible. Make sure your storage area is clean, dry, and to avoid dust, you may still want to cover it in the place you’ve got it tucked away.
What to Avoid
Just because poly is durable and virtually weather-proof does not mean that there are no precautions to take. Be careful when moving your furniture around. Poly is heavy, and while it may not splinter on its own, it can chip and crack if it is drug around or dropped.
Something else to be cautious of is direct sources of heat. While poly furniture does not fade quickly in the sun, the heat from it can linger on a chair. We can all agree that sitting on a steaming hot chair is far from pleasant. You should also keep your furniture at a good distance from grills, fire pits, and other open flames or sources of heat. While it does require a high amount of heat to melt poly, you don’t want to take any chances.
Make the most out of your poly furniture. It is meant to be enjoyed and last for a long time. This poly furniture care guide will help you keep your poly in top condition for many years to come.