You have just decided to invest in brand-new patio furniture, a great investment. But just because you keep your patio furniture outdoors, that does not mean that you cannot keep them looking every bit as good as they did when you first got them. It does not matter if you have stainless steel or wicker options, there are a few things that you can do to keep your patio furniture looking every bit as inviting and beautiful as it did when you first brought it home. We are going to help you protect your investment by offering a selection of useful tips.
Tip #1 – Limit exposure to the sun
Yes, it is great that you have this to worry about (a luxury problem for many Americans) but the rays from the sun are eventually going to fade the material of your patio furniture. This means that your furniture looks bleached and suffers from uneven coloring.
This is true for wood as well, because exposed wood (especially if you do not polish or seal it regularly) is going to suffer from the same problem. It is a good idea to limit the exposure to sun rays if you want to keep your furniture looking brand new.
Tip #2 – Wipe down your furniture with a dry rag
Your outdoor furniture is going to have a hard time looking brand new if it has dust, water stains, and other debris on it. You can wipe down the surface of your patio furniture with a clean, dry rag. To avoid scratching the metal or wooden surface you should use a gentle sweeping motion. This is going to keep your furniture looking much better in the long haul.
Tip #3 – Use furniture covers for your patio
This fits perfectly with our first tip, and also works if it is raining. Having a patio furniture cover is going to ensure that your furniture looks great throughout the years. You don’t have to worry about these covers being an eyesore either, because some of them look great and are durable in design. If you want to have a different look throughout the year, you could invest in various styles of furniture covers so you can mix and match as much as you like.
Tip #4 – Use a large umbrella or patio cover
Why risk it? Protect your patio furniture with an umbrella or patio cover. It is going to offer you shade during the warmer months while also protecting your exterior furnishings. We have a wide range of different options available to match with any furniture that you may have your eyes on or already have at home.
Tip #5 – Make sure to wash fabrics every so often
If you have patio furniture with padded cushions, make sure that you remove them from time to time to remove any insect droppings, stagnant water, mud stains, food stains, or dust. Make sure that you check the label before tossing them into the laundry though. And make sure that you let them dry completely before putting them outside, you don’t want any mold or mildew.