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How to Clean Powder Coated Furniture

Powder coated furniture comes with the promise of never rusting. Although this is accurate, continuous exposure to the elements can create areas of discoloration or rough spots from debris hitting it. You can keep your powder coated aluminum furniture looking new year after year.

  1. Add some mild dishwashing soap to warm water plus a natural acid like lemon juice or white vinegar.

  2. Apply the mixture with a clean sponge and scrub aluminum furniture thoroughly. This should eliminate any discoloration and get rid of dirt and debris build-up from being outside.

  3. Polish any rough spots on your powder coated aluminum furniture with steel wool.

  4. Rinse thoroughly using the same warm water plus dishwashing soap and lemon juice (or vinegar) mixture to clean the polished areas. If you don't get all the steel wool off of the furniture, it could rust and stain the furniture.

  5. Maintain this ritual every season and your powder coated aluminum furniture will live up to its name and truly last a lifetime.

Warning

  • Never use ammonia, TSP or baking soda to clean powder coated aluminum furniture---you will ruin the furniture. After polishing your furniture with steel wool, make sure none remains behind, otherwise you risk stains and rust spots.

About the Author

Tonya Goodspeed has written professionally since 2003 and specializes in articles on travel, weddings, invitations and home and garden topics. She also ghostwrites Web and blog content. She earned an English degree with a minor in French from the University of Virginia.