Pollen Removal Tips for Outdoor Furniture

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As the weather warms, we all start to get a little giddy about the good times ahead in our outdoor spaces. It’s time to fire up the grill, prepare some drinks, and invite a few friends over.

You head outside to get things ready, and then you see it. Everything is covered in yellow pollen! It’s on your outdoor sofa, your cushions, and your coffee table. You invested in modern outdoor furniture with the highest quality UV resistant outdoor fabrics, but still the yellow dust covers everything.

Here at Summer Classics we get it! For 2 to 3 weeks each year, pollen seems to takes over. However, we can help you avoid this problem. Here are some of our best tips to clean pollen off your outdoor furniture:

Cover Your Outdoor Furniture

Summer Classics has you covered, literally! 2018 is the year for innovation at Summer Classics as we are excited to introduced our new waterproof furniture covers to all Summer Classics Home retail stores.

Summer Classics premium furniture covers are designed with durability and style in mind. Our durable and fade resistant outdoor fabric is lined with a waterproof backing. Our covers have reinforced, ergonomic handles and breathable vents to prevent mildew. Click-close straps tighten to secure cover for windy days. Covers come in 3 lounge chair sizes 2 sofa sizes, and round and rectangular dining sets. The fabric is colored in a textural heather grey to minimize visual impact when left on.

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This may not be what you want to read if your furniture is already covered in pollen, but it is really good advice. Furniture covers are a very low cost option for protecting your outdoor furniture from anything. You can talk to someone at your local Summer Classics retail store about covers for all of your outdoor furniture.

When Your Luxury Patio Furniture Doesn’t Get Covered…

We understand. Furniture doesn’t always get covered. So what do you do when the yellow plague strikes?

If you have Summer Classics furniture, you are in luck. You should be able to spray your furniture and cushions with a garden hose to remove the pollen. Your Summer Classics cushions are designed to clean and dry easily and quickly. If your cushions have been subjected to more than just pollen, use a solution of water and a mild natural soap like Ivory to spot clean. You never need to remove your cushions from their cover or wash them in a machine.

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What if I don’t have Summer Classics Cushions?

Not everyone has Summer Classics furniture…at least not yet! The same cleaning methods that we recommended for SC furniture will give you a good start to cleaning pollen off of any outdoor furniture. Here are a few tips that will help you clean any outdoor furniture:

  1. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub any areas that are hard to clean. Use caution around any tears or worn places in the fabric.
  2. Repeat the cleaning if necessary. Once you are done, rinse thoroughly.
  3. After cleaning, be sure to position the cushions so that they can dry quickly. Not all fabrics respond well to cleaning if the moisture remains.

If you haven’t experienced the Summer Classics difference, we invite you to take visit any of our retailers. We only use the highest quality materials and fabrics because we believe that you should enjoy your outdoor furniture for years to come.

We believe that outdoor furniture should be easy to clean and a pleasure to use. Visit Summer Classics Home to find out more!