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How to Clean An Outdoor Rug


If you’re wondering how to clean an indoor outdoor rug, you’ve come to the right place! You may be wondering if outdoor rugs are easy to clean. The good news is, keeping your outdoor patio rug looking like new is simple. In fact, indoor/outdoor rugs are the easiest type of rug to clean because they are made from synthetic materials that are made to handle lots of dirt, moisture, and sunshine. Outdoor rugs dry quickly and resist fading. Outdoor rug cleaning and maintenance are simple with these steps.

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Vacuum

Vacuum your outdoor rug frequently to keep dirt, dust and stains at bay. Vacuum both sides of the rug every few weeks to help loosen dirt and debris and to keep your indoor outdoor rug looking its best.

Sweep

For flatweave or low pile rugs, sweeping the rug on a frequent basis helps to keep the rug clean and looking sharp. However, sweeping can’t completely remove the dirt so we still recommend vacuuming your outdoor rug occasionally to help remove any dirt left behind.

How To Spot Clean An Outdoor Rug

If your rug only has a few areas that need to be cleaned, spot cleaning will be your secret weapon.

How To Store Your Indoor Outdoor Rug

During snowy months, you’ll want to store your rug to extend its life.

Can You Wash An Outdoor Rug? The Answer Is Yes!

Take your rug outside on a warm sunny day, preferably with little wind. Don’t wash your rug on the grass as the soap may be harmful to plants.

How To Clean An Outdoor Rug With Mold, Mildew Or Moss

Outdoor rugs aren’t usually prone to moss, mold, and mildew as they are made from synthetic materials. However, if you live in a humid environment, you should check your rug regularly to make sure nothing is growing. If you notice any moss, mold or mildew on your rug, it can be removed using bleach or other natural cleaners. Always be sure to spot test an area before cleaning the whole rug.

Using bleach:

Using a natural cleaner:

A natural cleaning solution that can get rid of moss, mildew, and mold, but won’t harm plants is baking soda and vinegar.

How To Dry An Indoor Outdoor Rug

After using your cleaning method of choice, your rug needs to dry completely.

FAQs

Q:

Can I clean my outdoor rug with a pressure washer?

A:

Generally, outdoor rugs can be power washed. They can also be shampooed or steam cleaned as needed. Always check the care label before trying any cleaning methods at home.

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