Our swing sets require very minimal maintenance, that’s why you choose us right? But you’ve created this dream swing set for your kids. And it’s getting a little dull. The good thing is it is dirty, meaning it has gotten a lot of use! Here is our swing set cleaning guide!
The first step is to decide whether you need a deep clean or just a fresh up. We suggest a deep cleaning about every 2 years, and a fresh up every spring. Let’s discuss what all is entailed!
A deep clean is needed when you see layers upon layers of dirt and algae if it is in a shaded area. The first step would be to dismantle certain parts, for example, if you have a rock wall, take the rocks off the poly base, or if you have a fabric rooftop, we suggest unscrewing for a safer and easier clean! Also for an even deeper clean and easier experience, unscrew handrails, and safety grips to get the dirt that gets caught behind. This will make the cleaning process easier!
Once everything is unscrewed, and surfaces are open to see, we suggest a degreaser, spray the components down and let them soak in, and get to work. Refer to the instructions on the bottle for the wait time required to work!
Then take a brush, not a wire brush, a soft-bristled preferably with a long handle to get to those high parts to reach places and get to work. This is the most tedious process, getting into every nook and cranny for a bright and vibrant finish! Once completed, take a pressure washer and thoroughly rinse down your swing set at least twice to get rid of the degreaser remnants!
Lastly, screw in the necessary parts to bring your swing set back to life. We recommend letting your set dry for a couple of hours before releasing your kids back on their adventure!
Fresh Up Cleaning
During the winter, your swing set will get dirty, not from use, but from the elements, which is why we suggest a spring cleaning. Very minimal and not very intensive, just a simple power wash. Here is the fresh-up swing set cleaning guide!
As we said, this is very minimal, just to brighten up your swing set for fun in the sun. First, use a degreaser to get rid of the grime in tough-to-reach places and possible algae eliminator if you are in a shaded area or wet climate. Use the same brush as the deep cleaning, a soft-bristled brush, to wipe away the dirt. Make sure to get your ladders, rock walls, braces, etc., to really see the difference a spring cleaning can make!
Once you have polished away and put some elbow grease into it, fire up your power washer! Drench your swing set at least twice to get all the remnants of your degreasers and chemicals, to make sure they don’t harm your children during playtime!
Take notes, and follow this swing set cleaning guide to provide the highest standard of play in your backyard, making your kids think their swing set is new year after year. Still, searching for swing sets? Check out our blog post on “How To Design Your Own Swing Set” to get the most for your family or check out a commercial swing set!