How to Clean an Outdoor Rug to Look Brand New

How to Clean an Outdoor Rug

I love the look of an outdoor rug but they get absolutely disgusting after one season outside! The first year at our new house I purchased 2 outdoor rugs. By the second season I already had to throw 1 away. By the third season I decided to try power washing them and with a few small tweaks, I got them to look brand new again!! THRILLED!!!! I loved the designs and wasn’t ready to switch them out, nor did I want to spend the money. (The cream rug is at least 4 years old and the black and white rug is going on 3 years!)

What you will need:

Instructions

  1. Flip the rugs over and power wash the backs. This will loosen up all the dirt and wash away any loose dirt.
  2. Flip the rug back over (you may need a helper since they get heavy when wet).
  3. Sprinkle OxyClean all over.
  4. Use the scrub brush and brush in all the Oxy Clean into the rug. Let sit (preferably in the sun) for at least half an hour.
  5. Move the rug somewhere where the dirt can wash down and away (or off the rug). I used our retaining wall. If you don’t do this, the dirt will just reabsorb back into the rub.
  6. Start power washing at the top and work your way down.
Step 3 – OxyClean sprinkled all over the wet rug

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