When the sun shines and the temperatures rise, a garden is a great place for relaxation and leisure, in which our garden furniture takes a central place.
However, exposure to the elements can leave our outdoor furniture looking worn and weathered. But fear not! We’ll reveal the secrets to keeping your garden furniture clean and in impeccable condition.
Choose the Right Materials
Opt for durable and weather-resistant options such as teak, aluminium, wrought iron, or high-quality synthetic rattan.
These materials can withstand outdoor conditions.
Protective Covers and Storage
Invest in high-quality protective covers designed for furniture. These covers act as barriers against UV rays, rain, and dust.
Also consider storing your furniture indoors during harsh weather conditions or the colder months for added protection. Shurgard has a wide range of storage units, ideal to store your furniture in optimal conditions.
Cleaning and Maintenance Techniques
Use mild soapy water or a recommended cleaner to gently remove dirt and stains. Avoid abrasive cleaning tools that may cause damage.
Pay special attention to cushions and upholstery, following manufacturer instructions for proper care.
Daily Care and Preventative Measures
Wipe down surfaces regularly to remove dust and debris. Use heat-resistant mats or coasters to avoid placing hot items directly on the furniture.
Regularly inspect for wear, loose screws, or structural issues requiring attention.
Restoration and Refurbishment Tips
Over time, even well-maintained furniture may show signs of wear and tear. When faced with faded finishes, rust, or loose joints, consider restoration and refurbishment.
This may involve sanding, repainting, or applying protective coatings. Seek professional advice when needed for proper techniques and materials.
By choosing the right materials, implementing protective measures, and maintaining a regular cleaning routine, you can extend the life of your furniture. What are your tips?