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Protecting outdoor and patio furniture


Even though outdoor furniture is all-weather materials made, you have to act wisely to prolong its life. Manufacturers are not the end users, and so you should not leave everything on their hands. Here are steps you need to follow on outdoor furniture protection to improve furniture utility.

Step one

Brush patio furniture to remove dust since they are exposed to all forms of pollution.Check if there are any damages and if there are, deal with the issue. Otherwise, all the efforts will be in vain.Separate upholstery and furniture piece frame as you should clean them separately.chairs

Wicker furniture is different. You need to cover them with a hose. You can use a sponge to clean metal and wooden furniture.
Use a cleaning solution that is particular to the material you are using to ease the process of cleaning.

Step two;Protection of upholstery

The outdoor upholstery furniture is quite sensitive. You need a bit more maintenance for fabric upholstery. The beauty of the furniture is defined by the upholstery. So you need to wash it properly to shed its dull look. After you have washed it, dry it properly to avoid mildew. Use electric dryers if there is less sunlight. Dry it until the moisture level gets to zero. Then apply a protector that does not affect the fabric’s nature. You should seasonally spray all the fabric pieces to raise their life.

Step three;Protection of the frame

The primary causes of damage are the sun, rain and UV radiations. Find an outdoor protector for furniture that negates the negative effects of weather. You can apply it to metal and plastic furniture frames using a paintbrush.

Apply a normal paint for wooden frames. The pigments in the paint will protect the furniture from water and heat. Periodically paint the wooden frames since the paint on the frames withers and chips.Apply the protector in an area that is ventilated using gloves and masks to avoid untoward incidents.

Step four;Make them water and stain resistant

paintingEven the smallest stain can damage the furniture appeal. So, after every two years apply a water and stain repellant. Water repellant prevents water from getting to the bottom layers of the wood and fastens the process of evaporation. Repellants with high oil content should be avoided.

During periods of extreme conditions, cover the patio furniture with furniture covers that can protect from dust and heat.…