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Top 5 Tips for Cleaning Your Outdoor Hammock Chair - Mission Hammocks

You’ve had your outdoor hammock chair for a while now and it is starting to look drab and dingy, maybe it has some mildew on it; we are going to share our top tips on cleaning your hammock.

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First we must advise to follow manufacturer’s instructions on care for your outdoor hammock and the material it is made from. If you have misplaced those instructions then most of these tips will work.

Outdoor Hammock Chair Cleaning Tips

  • Never use bleach or harsh chemicals on your outdoor hammock chair to clean it.

  • Macramé Hammock with spreader bar (any rope hammock with spreader bar) - Remove hammock from stand and then spread it out on your patio or concrete driveway. Mix a mild soap with warm water and pour it on the hammock one section at a time and with a soft bristle brush scrub the rope; when one section is scrubbed move the then next until the entire hammock has been scrub on one side. Now rinse well with warm or cold water then flip over and repeat. Once both sides have been scrubbed hang it and allow drying in the sun. A clothes line if you have one is a great place to hang it to dry.

  • Removing algae or mildew stains – first make sure you have a dust mask and brush at the stain while the outdoor hammock is dry to remove any particles. Next pour white vinegar on stains and allow to site for 15 to 20 minutes, this works best if it is done in direct sunlight. Use a clean scrub brush and scrub the spots, be sure to rinse the brush from time to time. For extremely stubborn algae or mildew sprinkle on some baking soda from the kitchen, yep that baking soda used for baking. Allow to sit for 5 to 8 minutes and scrub. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry.

  • If stains are persistent you can mix some oxy clean with warm water, follow the oxy clean instructions and a clean scrub brush and scrub your outdoor hammock chair. Rinse thoroughly and completely. Then hang to allow for drying.

  • Never put your outdoor hammock chair away for storage wet. If you hammock did not come with a storage bag, use a plastic bag that will keep water and moister off it. A small vacuum seal bag will work great. Again make sure it is dry, if you wish to keep it smelling nice add a half of a dryer sheet in between the hammock and vacuum seal the bag for the storage.


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