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can I clean wooden garden seat with a steam cleaner?

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brimfull · 08/05/2008 13:09

Have just scrubbed a bit of it and all the green mould and dirt comes off,or it may be actual wood??, but wonder if steam cleaner is quicker and more suited to my lazy temperment

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WendyWeber · 08/05/2008 13:11

Have you got one already? If so I would def try it and see - if it does work steam is probably less wetting than you scrubbing and much easier to get in the crevices.

Please let me know if it works, I have a table and folding chairs in dire need of the same and just can't face doing it by hand

claricebeansmum · 08/05/2008 13:15

I wouldn't. I would worry about the heat on the wood. Wood does not really like heat rammed at it.

marmadukescarlet · 08/05/2008 13:17

Depending on quality of the bench, but generally I'd say not.

Wire wool, thick gloves, elbow grease and a bit o' teak oil are order of the day I fear.

Iota · 08/05/2008 13:18

my dh jetwashed our wooden table. it came up very nice

Buda · 08/05/2008 13:20

We have jet washed ours too. Came up lovely - I love that pale washed out wood look though! And we are not expecting ours to last for much longer anyway as the chairs keep breaking.

Iota · 08/05/2008 13:22

the patio also looks lovely after a good jetwashing

brimfull · 08/05/2008 13:28

well it's a 10 yr old benchseat so I'll give it a go,have already got a steamer not a jet wash unfortunately.

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