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.
Photo: Tria Giovan; Stylist: Heather Chadduck
Wrought iron is durable, hardy, and easily updated with new cushions and padding. Its downside? In coastal areas with moist climates, algae tends to grow on it. Left alone, algae (and the moisture in the air) can cause wrought iron furniture to rust. Luckily, there’s an easy fix. You can use a stiff-bristled brush and a strong disinfectant like OdoBan to remove the algae and, hopefully, prevent more from growing. Be sure to pick up a disinfectant that is safe for use outdoors and near plants, animals, and children.