How to Care For Your Outdoor Furniture

Spending too much time indoors does cramp your style, and sometimes you just feel the aching urge to stay outdoors and get a little sun on your cheeks.  As the fresh air beckons you to sip a margarita as you read your favorite magazine out on the patio, don’t forget to pay special attention to your outdoor wood furniture.  Here are some tips on how to care for them:

Sunlight can damage your precious outdoor wood furniture, so be sure to keep them away from where the sunlight may directly hit them.  You can put the furniture under the shade of a tree, or beneath a large patio umbrella.

If you live in a wet or humid area, use waterproof covers to keep your furniture dry.  When water gets into the wood, the wood grains break down and cracks begin to show.  But if you live in a particularly dry place, you must apply a product on your wooden furniture which will help it retain moisture.   Natural oil like teak oil will condition your wooden furniture on the inside and let it live in dry weather for a longer time.

Try and wash your outdoor furniture with a wood cleaner twice or thrice a year.  Dirt, dust and pollen can take their toll on your tables and chairs.  When dirt and grime get stuck in the finish, the wood can break down

Occasionally tighten the screws on your furniture pieces.  Frequent use tends to loosen hardware.

Remember to do a regular upkeep of your wood patio furniture.  When things get desperate, you can always call the experts at furniture restoration to do the job.  When these folks refinish or restore outdoor furniture, they mean business.  Your precious wood patio furniture deserves no less.

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  1. Excellent,everyone likes the look of a outdoor room, kitchen etc., this will help them with caring for and maintaining the look they worked so hard to acquire.

  2. It’s very easy to get behind on that. Our outdoor furniture just bakes in the sun, so we have to protect it, or it’s gone.

    By the way, you’re doing such a great job with your blog and the content you provide! I always love a visit here!

  3. Lizzie (Pretty/Ugly) says

    Thank you for these tips. We kinda ruined our outdoor furniture when we moved to the desert. I should have read an article like yours a year ago. :)

  4. These are good tips. We have to redo our Adirondack chairs every year because they lose color from the sun.

  5. Clarkmartin says

    Awesome ,everyone likes the look of a outdoor Furniture, kitchen etc., this will help them with caring for and maintaining the look they worked so hard to acquire. Thank you so much for share it.

  6. I always have this dream of hosting a garden tea party, in my own property, not the parents.’ Will keep these tips in mind.

  7. It’s very nice to look.we can use this furniture as a tea table as a spending time etc.really i am interested to buy this furniture.If i buy it so i will display it in my garden.thank you so much for sharing this furniture.

  8. Teena Gupta says

    Rattan patio furniture is durable and beautiful at the same time! well obviously Outdoor Furniture are need care but while Outdoor Furniture care isn’t done than these Outdoor Furniture are totally useless just like unimportant thing. So I also must say there is much need to care Outdoor Furniture & thanks for wonderful article to learn about caring for Outdoor Furniture!

  9. Excellent post and Important Tips for Furniture. Outdoor wood furniture is a major investment that really enhances the look and functionality of your home. Taking care of your outdoor furniture is necessary to maintain its durability and aesthetic appearance. You can actually repaint your wood furniture, and use sealant treatments for waterproof protection. The best time to clean and polish your outdoor furniture is during the spring and fall season.

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  11. These are some great tips! I will be sure to apply them to my outdoor furniture, particulary my teak table and chairs. Thank you so much for share it.

  12. Excellent post and Important Tips for Furniture. Everyone likes the look of an outdoor room, kitchen etc. you’re doing such a great job with your blog and the content you provide! Thank you so much for share it.

  13. Pushpendra Shukla says

    No doubt this is an amazing post. Everyone likes the look of an outdoor Furniture, kitchen etc. This is very perfect information. Everyone will like this and also appreciate this. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  14. Thanks for such a great tips for outdoor furniture. I would like to apply these tips for my outdoor furniture to make them more beautiful and attractive. Thank you for the post.

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