It’s easy to bring your outdoor spaces back to life and make them shine. These simple secrets will help you clean and refresh everything from patio stains to mildewed umbrellas—once you’re finished, you won’t recognize your own deck.
Photographer: Lisa Romerein
If the glass of your fixtures is dusty, use a foam paintbrush sprayed with window cleaner to wipe both sides of the glass (inside and outside) clean. Use a second dry brush on both sides to remove any remaining cleaner, ensuring the glass stays clear. If your fixture has faded, give it a new coat of paint: Remove and disassemble the fixture, then coat it with spray paint in your desired color for a completely new look.