We have a wide range of patio furniture options available that are built to withstand the elements. In fact, we have even provided tips on making sure that you get the most out of your patio furniture for years and years to come. However, there are some parts of your patio furniture that need a bit of extra attention. One of these areas is the feet of your patio furniture. That is why we are giving you some tips now so you can give them the extra protection they need before the summer kicks off.
Why even protect them in the first place?
This is a good question, why even add some protective layer to the bottom part of your patio furniture to begin with? There are reasons to want to do so:
- Protect the furniture – This makes perfect sense right? Especially if you have wicker or wood furniture, the feet can have problems with moisture pretty quickly. These feet may have problems wit pests, rot, and mildew.
- Protect your patio – This is the area that most people tend to overlook. Especially if you have harder patio furniture (made from metal for example) the feet are going to be very sharp. This can scratch up faux wood, wooden planks, and may even do permanent damage to your concrete overlays. If you have a rug, it could tear and tug.
How can you protect the feet on your patio furniture?
Fortunately, there are a number of different steps that you can take to protect your patio furniture. We will offer you a few different ways that you can do so:
- Reduce friction by adding sliders – If you are worried about damaging your patio furniture, you can sliders to ensure that your furniture does not create any tearing or friction. These sliders are similar to the sliders that you might use indoors, with the added benefit that they are designed to be able to withstand the elements.
- Use clear epoxy on your softer materials – If you want to protect the furniture feet, epoxy allows you to create an invisible but hard barrier. Make sure to flip the furniture upside down (without damaging it of course) and apply a smooth, thick layer of epoxy.
If you didn’t catch this article soon enough and already have damaged patio furniture feet, it is a good idea to look for replacement feet that match the furniture. You may also have the option to go for decorative feet with most furniture sets. This is going to add some aesthetic appeal while also protecting the furniture. These are often a good choice because they are specifically designed to protect both the surface that the furniture sits on and the furniture itself.