4 TIPS ON HOW TO PROTECT OUTDOOR FURNITURE
While outdoor furniture is built to weather resistant for years, it does require some maintenance to keep it "alive". A good care of your outdoor furniture will get more lifespan as return to your most valued summer backyard.
Let’s dive into few tips to clean and maintain your outdoor furniture so it stays beautiful for years ahead.
The most basic advice we can offer is to invest covers for all of your outdoor furniture in regardless of material.
The sun, dirt, water and wind can all degrades the integrity of the material, and slowly lead to bleaching, fading or other damages to your outdoor furniture. A waterproof cover will easily resolve those potential problem, plus, it makes your follow steps a breeze.
We recommend the owners to clean your outdoor furniture four times a year, typically on each season. While it sounds like a pain, in fact, is much easier than it might seem, and here is what you need to do.
- 01Remove the cushions or decorated pillows
- 02Wash down and and hose away the dirt and debris on the surface
- 03Gentle wipe the surface with a soft cloth soaked in mild soapy water
- 04Rinse the cloth off and repeat wiping with clean water
- 05Allow furniture to dry completely before using them again or covering them up
- 06Give it a treat using Sun & Water Shield and WD40 Spray or any similar kind of product to add an extra layer of protection
Remember, keeping your outdoor furniture clean can impact the lifespan of your furniture in a dramatically positive way.
- 02Mold and Mildew
The biggest risk for any metal outdoor furniture is rust. No matter how well it been coated while manufacture, rust can be discovered overtime especially on the joint area. Luckily, if you have done first two steps, rust should have been mostly prevented.
Even if you’ve got some rust, it still too early to say goodbye to your outdoor furniture. There are many solutions for removing it, simply brushing the orange spots with a DIY mixture of Vinegar and water, apply a metal cleaning cream or even a hard scrub will work to keep your outdoor furniture rust free.
Mold and mildew are the most common threat to outdoor furniture in NZ climate. If it does discover on your furniture, treat it immediately and aggressively. For best results, mix with soapy water and scrub to clean the affect area, and dry the furniture in nature sunlight.
Always keep this in mind, like all other furniture in our home, a regular attention will be needed to discover any potential problems as early as possible to help better maintain your outdoor furniture.