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Choosing Easy to Clean Porch Furniture

What is the easiest porch furniture to keep clean that is still cozy and attractive? Are there any cushions that can be hosed off?


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July 29, 20180 found this helpful

I had vinyl cushions with one set. I made a solution of dishwashing detergent and water. I used a soft brush to gently scrub it and hosed it down

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

All-weather resin wicker outdoor furniture is a low maintenance, attractive option for porch furniture. Pillows and cushions made of polyester are weather resistant and fade resistant.

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

I am really old fashioned and like all metal furniture (the kind now you get at estate sales or flea markets or find in a good trash pick like my favorite metal rocker!)


Ikea sells a nice metal bistro set (mine is about 15 years old now and has been painted a couple times but it wears well), but most of the newer stuff is NOT like the old metal which will last forever just about.

The metal is nice because you can hose or power wash the frame to get it clean really quickly. Then if it starts to fade or chip, just get a few cans of inexpensive Rust-Oleum spray paint. You can change up the colors every few years to suit your current fancy.

I found very inexpensive fabric cushions at a yard sale that were washable (bucket and brush). You can easily make your own if you are handy. I have been saving some broken umbrella fabric to for me to use when I get the time to recover what I have with a quilt look alike pattern (multiple coordinating colors of old umbrellas).


I avoid the plasticy cushions as they get too hot and if you wear shorts, they stick to you if you are sweating (painful).

Avoid the white or green plastic-y furniture if you want something that lasts--I bought a few of those chairs one year to fill in with the metal and they were trash after 1 year--they cracked and got all yucky. I was so disappointed.

An old pretty shower curtain works nice to protect the furniture when not in use.

Hope this helps!

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July 30, 20180 found this helpful

A lot factors in for outdoor furniture shopping. Here is a good guideline (depending on your climate on preference this article will help)

For us we have metal furniture with chair cushions that can be washed.

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July 31, 20180 found this helpful

unless you want those caca plasticky cushions that still don't avoid getting wet/mouldy/etc you probably can't avoid having to wash/replace cushions from time to time


if i was going for uber low maintenance i probably would just forgo cushions altogether and get cool vintage metal lawn chairs or fabric lawn chairs, where you can replace / wash the fabric seating part - we had these great kind growing up where the chair was a metal frame and this hammock thing went inside 2 tubes which were affixed to the top and bottom of the chair and when you wanted to wash it al you had to do was remove the fabric and run it thru the wash. It was I guess a hammock chair but i don't see it now

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