Summer is the time to enjoy your patio or backyard with your friends and family, whether it’s a low-key social gathering or a large summertime soiree. Whatever the case, you want to make sure that your outdoor patio furniture is looking new and fresh so it can be enjoyed. Below we have provided a few tips on how to keep your outdoor furniture looking its best:
Keep it Clean
If you regularly entertain guests it is important to get into a routine with cleaning your patio furniture and outdoor cushions. A quick clean before and after events and in between will keep your furniture and cushions looking in tip top shape. To clean wicker patio furniture we suggest spraying off any dirt or debris with a hose and wipe dry with a soft cloth. For cast aluminum patio furniture we recommend that you wash your furniture periodically with a mild liquid soap such as car wash soap. Lastly, the best way to clean your outdoor cushions would be to brush off any loose substances like dirt or fallen leaves and clean with warm water and mild natural soap.
Although keeping your furniture clean will help it look its best, it is also important to have some added protection. When using liquid detergent to clean your patio furniture cushions,Â it may be necessary to re-apply a water repellent treatment, such as 303 Hi Tech Fabric Guard or a similar product. Make sure that they are completely dry before you apply any type of water repellent treatment. Even though high-quality cushions are water-repellent, it can never hurt to have that extra bit of protection.
Store and Cover
To ensure that your patio furniture looks good year in and year out, one of the most important things is what you do with it in the off -season. If your patio furniture will be stored outside or in other cold areas it should be drained of any water to avoid ice damage in the tubing of the furniture. We also recommend covering patio furniture if it won’t be used for extended periods of time in the Summer and if it is being left out in the Winter. Cushions should not be left outside during the Winter as they are not made for harsh Winter conditions.
By doing one thorough annual cleaning and touch-ups in between, your patio furniture will continue to look great. Treat it with the care it deserves and you will be enjoying it for years to come. If you are looking to purchase patio furniture, shop CABANACOASTÂ® today and make the most out of the Summer season!