Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Gazebo

Now that you have finished swapping your winter clothes out for your summer clothes, put away all the winter coats, hats, gloves and boots, washed all your windows inside and have your garden planted, it’s time for some Gazebo Cleaning. Woo Hoo!

You've made the investment in a gazebo for your home as a way to enjoy the outdoors without being exposed to the elements. Now it’s time to protect that investment and keep your gazebo clean. This might sound like a challenge you’d like to skip, but by using these few simple gazebo cleaning tips, you can make short work of this easy cleaning project and be enjoying the fruits of your labor with a glass of your favorite wine or beer in no time at all!

  1. Sweep out the gazebo and remove any cobwebs etc. If your gazebo has screens, we’d suggest removing them if possible. (All gazebos manufactured by Leisure Woods, Inc have removable screens) If you have a Three Season Gazebo with windows, you can remove the screens for cleaning. Treat the screens as you would the screens on your home; vacuum them, rinse them off and replace after you have finished cleaning. If you are going to clean the outside of your gazebo, it’s best to wait until after that is complete before washing the windows and/or replacing the screens.
  2. Cleaning a wood gazebo requires the same equipment and materials needed for cleaning a wood deck; water, brush and a cleaning agent. It’s best to seek the advice from your local hardware or paint store. Be certain to check with the gazebo manufacturer regarding the best type of cleaning solution that should be used for your gazebo. Deck cleaners should work great on wood gazebos but vinyl gazebos might require a different type of cleaner. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s directions.
  3. Gazebo cleaning tips should always suggest removal of all excess dirt from the gazebo before cleaning the wood. Removing the loose dirt with a water hose before scrubbing the wood will eliminate the risk of wear and tear on the material from the abrasive action that may occur with your scrubbing.
  4. Always use a sturdy ladder and common sense when cleaning your gazebo. Safety should always be your top priority. Use a sturdy ladder and it’s always best to have help in holding the ladder. This will reduce the likelihood of accidental falls.
  5. Be sure to allow plenty of time for the gazebo to dry thoroughly. Even though your gazebo is exposed to the elements daily, it is a bit more vulnerable after using a cleaning product.