Remember this post I did about my patio makeover? Do you also remember how dirty my cushions were? A combination of kids muddy feet, the neighbors wandering cat and the outdoor elements really did a number on our outdoor furniture. I tried spraying a cleaner, not really meant for cleaning upholstery, which worked, but it left a strong chemical smell. So I decided to give it another go
(since my men had a popsicle party the day after my patio reveal and dripped melted mush all over the cushions…GAH!).
Time to clean my patio all over again. With the help of Bounty paper towels and a little cleaning concoction I put together of 1.5 tsp. dishwashing detergent soap and 1.5 tsp. Borax in 1 quart warm water. I put my solution in an old, empty dish soap bottle.
First I doused (rather drenched) the entire cushion with my solution, then I let it sit for about 10 minutes. For my tough stains I gave the spots a scrub to really work the solution in to the fibers. If you just need to spot treat a small area you can also apply your solution, let it sit and blot with a Bounty paper towel to transfer the stain from the cushion to the towel.
After those steps my little helper and I sprayed the cushions with the hose and then let the cushions air dry.
I know this sounds like a total sales pitch but I seriously love Bounty paper towels. I’ve tried several brands and I always come back to Bounty. I have to clean our sliding glass door that leads to our patio and yard EVERY OTHER DAY. Some paper towels fall apart and some leave those pesky little white fibers behind but Bounty does the job.
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