As verandahs border our homes, they can be subject to dirt, leaves, dust and other forms of debris that can really make the space unattractive. If you are planning on entertaining over the weekend or have just noticed how filthy your verandah is, you may be wondering what the best way is to clean the area.
Start by removing all the furniture and other moveable items from your verandah area. You may want to clean these items while you’re at it, as they are also known to collect dust and grime if left for long periods. Then, give your verandah a good sweep, getting rid of all the leaves and debris that is lying around. You can always sweep at the eaves of your verandah’s roof to remove any spider webs that may have accumulated.
If you want, you can buy proper verandah cleaners and sealers from your local hardware store. Mix these up according to the manufacturer’s instructions and apply to your verandah floor using a mop or sponge. Otherwise, you can make up your own cleaner with some powdered laundry soap and warm water. Use this solution to scrub at any stubborn stains you happen to notice.
Make sure that you effectively rinse off your verandah with a hose and clean water, as the soap will create a flaky layer on the surface if you allow it to dry. It is always best to aim the hose away from your house, so that the soapsuds and dirt is washed onto your lawn and, therefore, down the drain. Let the verandah dry before walking on it.
Once your verandah is completely dry, you can replace all the furniture that you removed for cleaning. Arrange the furniture in a way that you feel is appealing and open to visitors. Cleaning your verandah is amazingly easy and will only take an afternoon if you do it right.