Cleaning Garden Statues
Garden statues can give a decorative flair to a garden, and they come in all sorts of designs. Garden statues are a wonderful way to add character and personality to your yard, garden or patio. By locating statues throughout your outdoor space, you can create a whimsy and fun atmosphere. Now your garden statues look dirty, dingy and in desperate need of a thorough cleaning. Skip the expensive, store-bought “miracle” cleaning products and instead scrub your garden statues with products found under the sink. Mix 1 gallon water and 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap in a plastic bucket. Stir well to incorporate the dish soap. Dampen a kitchen sponge with the mixture and wipe down the statue, using pressure to remove difficult stains. Rinse off the soapy residue with a garden hose.
Wipe down the plastic resin statue with a clean cloth to prevent water marks. For concrete garden statues, mix 1 gallon hot water and 2 ounces sodium carbonate, or washing soda, which is available in your grocery store’s laundry aisle. Stir well. Wet the statue with your garden hose before dipping a plastic scrub brush into the washing soda mixture. Scrub the statue with the washing soda mixture. Rinse away washing soda thoroughly with a garden hose to remove any residue.