Maintenance

cleaning a sopoly table using soap and sponge

Use this method for a quick clean-up throughout the season — adding in the bleach solution to ​easily sanitize and eliminate any stubborn stains or dirt build-up.

  1. Mix mild dish soap and warm water in a bucket.
  2. Use a clean cloth to wipe the soapy mixture onto the surfaces of your furniture, cleaning off any dirt.
  3. For extra cleaning power or to sanitize, mix 1/3 bleach and 2/3 water.
  4. Apply bleach mixture to furniture with a clean cloth and allow it to sit on the lumber for a few minutes (this will not affect the color).
  5. Loosen any dirt and debris that may catch in the surface grooves of the lumber by scrubbing the bleach mixture with a soft-bristle brush.
  6. Rinse thoroughly.

Added Cleaning Power

If you haven't cleaned your furniture in a year using a high-pressure power washer is pretty satisfying.

  1. First, use a high-pressure power washer (not to exceed 1,500 psi) for an initial deep clean. This will really help get into the texture of the lumber
  2. Then, follow the steps above for any persistent spots, rinsing thoroughly when complete.