How to maintain your outdoor patio furniture?
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How to maintain your outdoor patio furniture?

Ever wondered why your outdoor patio furniture is losing its lust and beauty over the years? The outdoor area is usually the heart of relaxation, entertaining, friendly gatherings and family dinners. So, you want to ensure your patio furniture is clean and functional. But the outdoor furniture is always being exposed to several weather elements over the seasons. Wind, rain, sun, trees, bugs, birds and many more things can dirty up and damage your furniture.

Here are some tips to keep your outdoor furniture in top shape.

• Wicker Patio Furniture

Keep your wicker clean by regularly wiping it down with a microfiber cloth to remove dust. Deep clean your furniture with a household steam cleaner.

If there is musty odor or visible mold use a solution of white vinegar and warm water and make sure it penetrates the weaved layers. If the coating on your wicker is deteriorating, re-seal it with a paste wax to maintain water resistance.  

• Plastic Patio Furniture Plastic patio furniture doesn’t require intense maintenance, you can simply spray the furniture down with a hose. Scrub-down stubborn dirt with a simple soapy water mix.

• Wood patio furniture

Clean the surface using a sponge or damp cloth with household soap and water, it is important to soak up any excess water with a microfiber or lint-free cloth and allow the wood to dry naturally To retain the wood’s natural brown color, clean it more regularly and treat it with furniture oil

• Metal Patio Furniture

Wipe down the metal surfaces using a soft cloth soaked in soapy water and dry up the surface with a microfiber or low abrasion cloth.

Maintaining your outdoor furniture set doesn’t have to be a difficult task, but it does require an understanding of how to clean and care for different types of materials and a commitment to do it on a regular basis.