Bird droppings on garden furniture is a problem that many people struggle with in the summer. It is the last thing you want to have to deal with in your garden. It pays to know how to deal with them quickly and effectively.
Bird Droppings on Garden Furniture – How to Remove Bird Poop Stains?
The first and most important rule is to act quickly when you notice bird poop stains. The longer you delay, the more likely it is that they will stick to the furniture even more. The first thing you need to do is scrape off the excess droppings (dry or wet) with a knife or spoon.
Later, remove the droppings with commonly available household products.
# Brush and Detergent
The easiest technique to remove bird droppings stains, is to brush the soiled area thoroughly. Pour lukewarm water into a spray bottle and add some laundry detergent. Apply the mixture to the stain and start scrubbing with a hard-bristled brush (an old toothbrush will also work if you don’t have a toothbrush with bristles). Take care to do this so that you don’t smudge the stain even more. When you’re done, use a garden hose to rinse off the furniture.
# Use Hydrogen Peroxide
To remove stubborn stains from bird poop, hydrogen peroxide may be useful. Using a dropper, apply a few drops to the stain. Leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse the previously stained area with water.
Baking Soda for Bird Droppings on Garden Furniture
If it looks like the stain won’t come off the furniture easily, baking soda should help here. Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it directly to the stain. Leave it on for a few minutes. (note: when working on wooden furniture, make sure to act quickly because baking soda can damage the wood).
# Using Washing up Liquid
Another simple way is to use a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water. Combine 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with 2 cups of water. You can use a spray bottle to spread the mixture or simply pour it on the stained area. Then, with a clean cloth or paper towel, wipe away the stain.
# If Nothing Else Works – Bleach
For the most stubborn stains, sometimes there is nothing else left to do but to use bleach. Prepare a solution based on bleach and cool water. Apply the solution directly on the stain using a clean sponge. Leave it in this state for at least half an hour and then remove the residue with a sponge.
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