How To Clean Resin

With everything from jewelry to outdoor furniture being made of resin, it is important to know how to clean resin properly. Luckily, resin can be cleaned very easily with items you probably already have in your house. Just follow these steps.

To clean resin, you will need:

  • Dry towel

  • Liquid Dish Washing Detergent

  • Hot Water

  • Large Bowl

  • Sponge

  • Automotive Paste Wax or Orange Oil


Here are the steps:

  1. Gently wipe off excess dirt with a dry towel. Dirt builds up quickly on resin if it is not properly protected. Make sure most of this dirt has been wiped off before continuing to make the cleaning process easier.

  2. Mix 1 tablespoon liquid dish washing detergent with ½ gallon hot water in a large bowl. This simple mixture is mild enough that it will not harm the resin but will still remove dirt and grime. Just be careful that the water is not too hot or it could burn you.

  3. Use a sponge to apply the soapy water to the resin. Dip the sponge into the water and then ring out so the sponge is wet but not dripping. Then wipe down the resin to remove any dirt, wetting the sponge as necessary.

  4. Rinse the resin thoroughly. Once the resin is clean, rinse it with plain water. This will remove any excess soap which will create a film if is not properly cleaned off.

  5. Wipe dry with a towel. Once soap has been removed, take a dry soft towel and wipe the resin until it is dry. This will help prevent dirt from building back up immediately after cleaning.

  6. Apply automotive paste wax or orange oil to the resin to help keep dirt off. If you do not want to have to clean your resin frequently, simply put a light coat on your resin. The wax or oil will help keep dirt from sticking to your resin. Then simply enjoy your clean resin until it is time to go through the steps again.

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