Trampolines are an entertaining piece of outdoor equipment that can help you to keep fit whilst having fun, but what should you do when they become more of a chore than an enjoyable activity?
Being constantly exposed to unpredictable weather elements, trampolines can become extremely dirty, rusty, squeaky, or even mouldy. None of these situations are ideal and could actually threaten your safety – but luckily WD-40® has all of the best hacks to carry out trampoline maintenance including top tips on how to clean your trampoline!
Before handling trampoline joints, ensure you are wearing appropriate protective clothing, especially on your hands and over your eyes.
How To Clean A Trampoline
Ideally, you should wait for a sunny (or at least dry) day to clean your trampoline. Firstly, use a broom with soft bristles to sweep any debris off the exterior surface. Grab your garden hose and soak the entire trampoline, focusing on areas with built up dirt.
Next, grab a clean sponge and some warm soapy water, and begin working away at the surface of the trampoline. Pay extra attention to the surrounding mat and the under surface too. Once you are happy, rinse the entire trampoline again to reveal a squeaky-clean surface!
To protect the trampoline between cleaning, after it has dried, spray some WD-40® Multi-Use product onto a clean cloth and polish any surfaces that are exposed to the elements. This will create a water repellent barrier that will also protect against fungus and deter dirt from sticking to the trampoline. Ensure any excess product is wiped away before using the trampoline.
Trampoline Maintenance: Checking The Frame And Springs
Now that your surface is clean, it’s time to give some attention to its metal components. Carrying out proper trampoline maintenance of these parts well can help to extend the lifetime of your trampoline.
Firstly, check the ring of springs for any sign of wear. Discovering rust on trampoline springs is a common occurrence, as they are exposed to harsh conditions all year around. If you find rust on your springs, simply use a wire brush and some WD-40® Multi-Use Spray to gently work away at the surface until the rust dislodges.
For more stubborn areas, spray the surface directly with WD-40® and allow the product time to penetrate the rust. Continue this process until you are happy with the results. You can use this same method to tackle any rust on the metal frame of your trampoline, too.
Top Tip: using WD-40® Multi-Use Product on your springs will also help to eliminate that frustrating squeaking. Bonus!
So, there you have it. A super clean, squeak free trampoline ready for bouncing all summer long! There are plenty of ways WD-® can be used around the garden, get it heatwave ready by cleaning your metal outdoor furniture and cleaning your BBQ too, all with the help of WD-40®!