How to Clean Poly Resin Furniture, An Easy to Follow Guide

May 23rd 2022

How to Clean Poly Resin Furniture, An Easy to Follow Guide
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Nothing feels better than a sparkling clean patio ready for outdoor fun. But beyond preparing for a family BBQ, keeping your PHAT Tommy outdoor furniture clean helps prolong its lifespan and maintain its beautiful appearance. Not sure how to go about cleaning your poly furniture? This blog outlines recommended methods for dealing with light dust, occasional dirt, and heavy grime.

For When a Light Dusting Will Do the Job

If you are looking to simply spruce up your patio or outdoor space, a light dusting should do. Regularly dusting your poly resin furniture will help keep it looking bright and spotless.

For best results, try our preferred method of dusting:

  • Fill a bucket with warm water and just a splash of dish soap.
  • Using a soft brush or cloth, gently scrub the furniture. Start from the top and work your way down.
  • Rinse thoroughly with a hose or a clean wet cloth.
  • Towel or air dry.
Basic Stain Removal

Occasionally more than a dusting is needed. Follow this tried and true method if you run into a situation (such as dirt, grease, or food stains) involving more elbow grease.

  • Fill a bucket with one part bleach and three parts water. (don't worry, this won't affect the color!)
  • Using gloves and moderate pressure, scrub the furniture from the top down.
  • Rinse thoroughly with a hose or a clean wet cloth.
  • Towel or air dry.
Heavy-Duty Cleaning

Suppose it's been a while since you've cleaned your poly furniture, and you're stuck with heavy layers of grime or grease. In that case, it may be necessary to perform a heavy-duty cleaning. We've found the best solution is to use a pressure washer (also known as a power washer). Pressure washers can be found in any big-box home improvement store and are very handy. But, if you feel you need it for only one occasion, they are commonly available for rent through local equipment rental services.

  • Follow the instructions for your specific pressure washer carefully. They vary in power and settings.
  • Using plain water and maintaining distance, Spray the furniture. Start on top and with a sweeping side to side motion, making your way down.
  • Towel or air dry.
The Phat Tommy Difference

PHAT Tommy poly resin furniture is made with highly-durable recycled polyethylene plastic and special UV protection that maintains a pristine appearance for years. Just an occasional dusting will keep it looking fresh and new. Our outdoor furniture is maintenance-free, with no need to ever refinish, paint, or stain.

Looking for a beautiful dining set to impress your guests? Check out our Poly Outdoor Dining set on our website today.