How to Create an All-Natural Toy + Playset Cleaner

Keep outdoor playsets and toys in tip-top shape after harsh weather with this easy, all-natural cleaning method.

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

Step 5- Spray & Wipe Finally, spray surfaces with vinegar and essential oil mixture, then wipe down with a soft rag.

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Materials Needed

  • 16 oz. spray bottle
  • 6 oz. warm water
  • 6 oz. distilled white vinegar
  • 4-6 drops lemon essential oil
  • old, clean rags
  • broom or shop vacuum
  • garden hose (with high-pressure spray nozzle)
  • pressure washer (optional)

Clear Debris

Clean out the playset with a stiff broom or shop vacuum.

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

Step 1- Clear Debris First, clean out the play set with a stiff broom and/or shop vacuum.

Wash It Down

Using a high-pressure spray nozzle on your garden hose, remove any caked-on dirt and dust from the playset's surfaces. If there are layers of mildew and dirt, consider using a pressure washer. (If the playset is wood, be careful with the water pressure, as soft woods can gouge easily.)

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

Step 2- Wash it Down Use a high-pressure spray nozzle on your garden hose to get any caked-on dirt and dust off the playset’s surfaces. If there are layers of mildew and dirt, consider using a pressure washer with a green or gray nozzle. CAUTION- If the playset is wood, be careful with the water pressure, as soft woods can gouge easily. So, avoid the red or yellow nozzle.

Create Spray

Combine one part water and one part distilled white vinegar into a clean spray bottle.

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

Step 3- Create Spray Combine one part water and one part distilled white vinegar into a spray bottle.

Add Essential Oil

Add four to six drops of lemon essential oil for a nice fragrance and added cleaning power.

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

How to Deep Clean Outdoor Playset

Step 4- Add Essential Oils Add four to five drops of lemon essential oil for a nice fragrance and added cleaning power.

Spray + Wipe

Spray the playset surfaces with your homemade cleaning mixture, then wipe down with a soft rag. Watch your kids' beloved backyard playspace come back to life from a grueling winter.

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