How to properly clean your shed (both inside and out!)Andy Hayes
We hear you. “Aren’t sheds designed to be that building at the bottom of the garden that is meant to be messy?”.
To an extent, you have a point, but if you leave your shed dirty for too long you can quickly encounter a build up in grime and bacteria that makes it an unpleasant place to be. Even worse, you can encounter animal infestations which will easily put you off your wood shed for an even longer time. We wish we were making this up, but we have seen many people having to replace their sheds entirely due to the damage that has been caused by a certain rodent…
Do you want your shed to suffer as a result of ineffective cleaning techniques or neglect? If the answer is no, then this blog post from Solid Sheds can help.
Cleaning the inside of your shed
We understand that it is very hard to keep your garden shed spotless throughout its lifespan. After all, there are many garden tools that are bound to get dirty and are stored in your shed. But if you have the time, thoroughly cleaning each before putting them back in your shed means that minimal debris will be scattered on the floor, providing a much cleaner environment.
If you are looking to clean the walls and floors of your shed that have accumulated a lot of grime over the years, we recommend that you scrub your walls thoroughly with a standard cleaning solution such as dish soap and water. A rag should be able to remove dirt and debris easily, with a harder scrub able to tackle any stubborn mess.
You will then want to tackle the floor, which is undoubtedly going to suffer from mess due to foot traffic and mess from the items stored inside. Here you will want to sweep all of the dirt present and collect with a dustpan and brush. Again, for harder to tackle mess you will want to use a cleaning solution and soapy water to help eliminate.
It is important to note the longer that you leave your shed dirty, the higher risk of mildew build up which can result in mould that destroys wood over the years. This puts a significant reduction on your shed’s lifespan, and who wants that?
Cleaning the outside of your shed
As well as cleaning the inside, you will regularly want to keep on top of the outside of your shed, as this can suffer the same fate as the interior wood due to being exposed to the elements outdoors.
It also helps your shed to look bright, vibrant and good as new for longer, making it more appealing for both yourself and any visitors that enter your garden. You could use a similar method of scrubbing until your heart is content to clean the exterior, but if that seems like too much of an arduous task then a hosepipe will suffice. Be careful not to put too much pressure on the wood, as the paint can chip, and your shed can become easily damaged. This should remove the majority of the dirt that has accumulated on your shed over time.
We also recommend that you clean your windows by hand, as, similar to the wood, too much pressure can break your glass. Washing them inside and out will add to the fresh feeling that your shed hasn’t experienced in a while. Again, standard washing up detergent and water should do the trick here.
Get in touch
Do you have a garden shed that is damaged beyond repair and need a new model to keep looking as good as new? If so, you’ve come to the right place at Solid Sheds. Be sure to browse our range of sheds on site today, we have many styles that we guarantee will fit your requirements.
We also install the sheds provided, so all you have to do is sit back and relax!