Making your patio furniture last

4th September 2018

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It does not matter whether you have recently purchased your patio furniture or it has been around for a year or so. You want your furniture to look great for a long time. It is necessary to regularly clean your patio furniture to extend its life.

Hardwood Patio Furniture Protection

If your patio has that tropical hardwood type furniture you need to do the following. Firstly regularly apply furniture oil with a soft cloth. This will help your furniture to keep its original look. To clean this type of furniture you can use an appropriate wood cleaner or a little warm water with soap. Scrub with a brush in the direction of the wood’s grain. At the end of this, you should allow the wood to dry before you apply any oils. After applying the oils wipe off the excess. Always make sure the furniture is completely dry before using it.

Wicker Patio Furniture Protection

Your patio furniture may be made from wicker and you have never been quite sure how to clean or maintain it. Try the following suggestion. If your furniture has that light buildup of food particles and spilt drink you can simply wash it down with a gentle spray of water. However, if there is a presence of those more difficult stains you may need some soap, water and a brush. Mix the water and the soap. Use your brush to apply the solution and scrub your furniture. Make sure you remove the soapy solution properly by rinsing with water.

Metal Patio Protection

Most metal furniture is extremely strong. They appear to be practically indestructible. But hey are usually the easiest to clean. When your metal patio furniture needs cleaning you can use your garden hose to gently wash it off. You can then let it sun dry or wipe it with a cloth. You should always look out for any signs of rust. You can use some sandpaper to rub them down before they get any worse. If you have had your furniture for a long period. You may need to clean then give a touch-up paint job. This is sure to make it look like new.

Cleaning and maintaining your patio furniture is a key part of its protection. Also depending on the type of furniture, you have you may need to store them according to the season.

Making your patio furniture last

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