Extend The Life Of Your Outdoor Furniture With Simple Maintenance

Even hardy commercial outdoor furniture can succumb to the relentless elements of nature. However, there are some steps you can take to protect your furniture from the wind, rain, snow, heat, and direct sun that can damage the furniture. As you make the time and take the effort to provide this protective care and maintenance for your outdoor furniture, you can extend the life and usefulness of all your outdoor furniture.

The specific steps you take to clean your outdoor furniture will vary depending on what the furniture is made from. Wicker furniture may be washed with a hose while wooden furniture should be wiped down with a mild detergent and water. Fabric items may be machine washable, but some larger fabric items may have to hosed or washed by hand. Some of the durable vinyl or resin outdoor furniture can be maintained simply by rinsing it off and storing it appropriately. The different types of metal can be cleaned with soapy water, but should be carefully dried off and maybe protected with an anti-rust solution.

Maintenance for any type of commercial outdoor furniture can be simplified by addressing small concerns before they become larger problems. Scratches, scruffs, and loose hardware all constitute problems that don’t have to take more than a couple of minutes to resolve. Sandpaper, a damp rag, or a screwdriver may be all the supplies you need to make the furniture look as good as new. Slightly larger repairs may require some paint or a greater time investment, but giving prompt attention to any damage that your furniture has suffered will save you both time and money.

Storing your commercial outdoor furniture appropriately will also improve your use of the furniture. Many pieces of furniture can be folded and stacked for convenient storage. Other bulky pieces may need to be covered by large tarps. In either case, moving your furniture out of the elements will offer it protection from mold, rust, fading, and other wear and tear. If you can’t provide a shed or tarp for your furniture, at least try to move it into the shade or under some type of overhang to keep it as sheltered as possible.

If mold does make an appearance, a simple bleach water solution should be enough to take care of the problem. When working with bleach, you should take some steps to protect your own safety, such as wearing work gloves and eye protection. Be sure that you are working in a well-ventilated area. Once you have killed the mold, take steps to keep your outdoor furniture dry and out of future mold-risk.

 

Carefully care for your Commercial Outdoor Furniture. Your favorite providers of commercial outdoor furniture can provide you with the specifics for the type of furniture that you choose.

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