Tips to keep your outdoor aluminium seating clean
Nowadays aluminium is a very popular material choice for outdoor seating due to its durability and weather resistance. While aluminium is designed to withstand all weather conditions and be durable enough to last a lifetime to ensure this can happen, it’s important that you maintain and keep your aluminium outdoor seating clean to help extend its lifespan.
However, just like any material used in outdoor seating, there are several tips you should follow when cleaning your aluminium outdoor seating to ensure you don’t cause any damage. Keep reading to discover our top tips for keeping your aluminium outdoor seating clean.
Simple ways to clean your aluminium outdoor seating
Aluminium is not a hard material to clean. It’s relatively easy without requiring any special cleaning equipment, however it does need to be done carefully to ensure the longevity of your aluminium outdoor seating. Below are our top tips for cleaning your aluminium seating.
- Harsh chemicals or cleaning supplies, such as those with a bleach or chlorine base, can damage your seating rather than help clean it. Instead, all you need to clean your aluminium outdoor seating is a little soap and water. It doesn’t have to be any fancy cleaning soap either; just a little bit of dishwashing detergent or even car wash is perfect for aluminium seating. They are both mild enough that they won’t cause any damage to your seating while also common enough that most people will already have some available that they can use.
- You don’t want to be overly aggressive and scrub too hard when cleaning your seating, as it can be easy to scratch the surface of your seating, which if left untreated, can lead to corrosion. To remove the soap from your aluminium seating all you need to do is wipe it down with a cloth and avoid using any sharp or abrasive cleaning equipment that could scratch the surface. You must ensure that there is no soap residue left once you have finished wiping it down, as any left can stain or damage your seating. You should also avoid using a power washer to clean your seating as the pressure could end up causing unwanted damage.
When cleaning your aluminium seating it’s also very important that you completely dry off your seating before using it or storing it away. Simple ways to dry it off are leaving it out in the sun to air dry or drying it off with a towel. You want to make sure this is done thoroughly and that there is no water left on the seating that could cause any damage.
- Aluminium outdoor seating often has groves and crevasses that you can’t reach with your hand, making it hard to clean these spaces. For the longevity of your seating, it’s important that these spaces aren’t left uncleaned. For the hard to reach spaces, opting for a vacuum cleaner or compressed air, whether it’s from a can or a compressor, can help you reach those spaces and keep them clean so the dirt and grime doesn’t degrade your seating.
By regularly cleaning your aluminium outdoor seating you can ensure that it maintains its appearance while providing reliable outdoor seating for many years to come.
As experts in aluminium outdoor seating, the team at SeatsPlus can help you find the perfect seating solution for your outdoor space, contact them today.