Imagine that it’s a beautiful summer day. You’re hanging out on your patio or porch, and you’ve just settled in for an outdoor dinner with friends. You reach down to move your chair away from your table and accidentally knock your plate of food all over your new outdoor rug.
Is the night ruined? Only if you don’t know how to clean your outdoor rug.
Outdoor rugs are made to withstand the elements. They may get dirt and debris on them, but they can get cleaned. You can even get stains out of your outdoor rug if you know what you’re going.
In this article, you’ll find a list of some of the best ways to clean all types of rugs made to be outdoors. Continue reading to learn more about how to clean your outdoor rug.
Start by Gathering Some Basic Household Items
You don’t have to buy rug cleaner to clean your rug. You can use baking soda and water to clean your rug. If you don’t have any baking soda, you can use detergent instead. Whether you have a cheap or expensive rug, it’s easy to clean outdoor rugs with basic household ingredients.
The most important thing is to work the cleaning solution into the rug. Mold can grow deep inside outdoor rugs.
You need to use a tool like a toothbrush or other bristled brush on your outdoor rug. Once you have your brush, water, baking soda, or detergent, you’ll be ready to work.
Be Sure to Sweep Debris off the Rug Before You Wash It
You should expect your outdoor rug to collect quite a bit of debris. The nice thing about outdoor rugs is that you can use a broom to sweep the debris off.
Once you’ve swept off the debris, pick your rug up and shake it off. You may have to give it a few good shakes or beat it with a broom to get the dust and debris out of it.
Clean, Rinse and Dry the Rug
Mix the detergent with the water in a bowl and get ready to scrub the mixture into your rug. Use your bristled brush to force the mixture deep into the rug. Once you’re done scrubbing the rug, use a hose to rinse the rug.
Once the rug is rinsed off, you can leave it out in the sun to dry. Don’t hang the rug over a railing or fence, as you risk warping the rug out of shape.
How to Clean an Outdoor Rug
Even the best outdoor rug gets dirty from time to time. If you want the best rug to stay that way, you have to take the time to clean it.
The tips in this article should help you take care of your rug. You can learn more about basic household chores by reading all the blog articles on this website each day.