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DIY Cleaning Products for Your Balcony Space

21 August, 2020

Balconies can be a fun place for you to relax and entertain. Especially if designed well, these spaces can easily be turned into your comfort zone at home. But unfortunately, these spaces also tend to get dirty too soon owing to the various environmental factors. Outdoor furniture, flooring and decking can end up looking dead and old after a few months of being out in the sun if not maintained well. The space requires timely cleaning like every other space in your home. But unlike every other space in your home, cleaning your balcony may seem like a challenge as different kinds of stains and grease needs to be treated differently. There are various cleaning products that you can make at home that will help you deal with different dirt outdoors. Read on to find out about various easy and effective DIY cleaning products for balconies. 

Concrete Balcony Cleaner 

For this DIY balcony cleaner, you will need merely two ingredients, bicarb and bleach. Mix two parts of bicarb powder with one part of bleach. This will create a thick soupy mixture which you can use to scrub your concrete floors. Just use a brush, put on your gloves and scrub away. 

Wooden Deck Cleaner 

If you have wooden decking, the perfect DIY cleaning products for such balcony would include oxygen bleach. This cleaning formula is absolutely environmentally friendly and is great to remove all kinds of stains. Additionally, this product does not harm your plants and flowers. 

Mix the oxygen bleach with warm water and use a long handle brush to scrub the area. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with normal water. 

Your deck area may take a day or two to dry off completely. Set up your outdoor furniture only after your decking has completely dried off. 

Outdoor Cushion Cleaner 

The cushioning on your outdoor furniture tends to get dirty often, thanks to the dust in the atmosphere. They will definitely require cleaning regularly, and there is an easy DIY cleaner to tackle that. 

For this DIY cushion cleaner, you will need a spray bottle, 1 part water, two parts white vinegar and 1/4th cup of bicarb. Add all the ingredients in the spray bottle and swirl to mix it well. Once the mixture stops reacting, close the bottle and spray it all over your cushions. Use an upholstery brush to scrub the surface of the cushions nicely and spray it down with plain water after. Leave it out in the sun to dry up after.

DIY Patio Umbrella Cleaner 

A super easy DIY Umbrella cleaner for your patio can be made easily using clear dishwashing soap mixed with warm water. Mix two cups of warm water with one teaspoon of dishwashing soap in a spray bottle. Spray this soapy concentrate all over your patio umbrella and use a cloth to wipe it clean. Spray with plain water and let it dry in the sun after.