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Basic Care Tips for Your Outdoor Furniture


Imagine looking forward to spending a perfect day in your backyard only to find out that your outdoor sofa is filled with dust and debris. You don’t want to dampen supposedly spontaneous days of fun. 

With that said, it’s important to invest in preventative measures and care for your outdoor furniture properly. This way, you can use them any time you want and you won’t have to worry about premature wear or breakage. 

Here are some care tips that you might want to take note of for your outdoor furniture.

#1 Invest in covers.

You never know when the rain will pour or when the wind will bring in the dust on your beloved outdoor furniture. 

Rather than deal with the time-consuming cleaning and restoration, invest in high-quality covers. This is especially important if the furniture material isn’t suitable for extended exposure to harsh elements. 

Another benefit of investing in covers is that you won’t have to move your furniture every time the weather changes. You can keep them where you prefer them to be positioned, ready for use as you please. 

You might also want to invest in pergolas or aesthetic covers for extra protection. These lovely shades also work perfectly if you want to spend time outdoors during warm noons.

#2 Clean regularly.

Investing in covers doesn’t mean you can forego regular cleaning and maintenance. Even if you’re keeping your outdoor furniture fully-covered, you’ll still need to check on them once in a while. 

Check the required maintenance schedule for your furniture. This will most likely be at least four times a year, which is not bad if that means you get to keep your furniture looking great year-round. 

Some pieces may only require simple wiping or vacuuming, while some may have to be stained. The key to cleaning furniture is to ensure that you’re using the right methods and tools. 

You don’t want to cause your pieces more harm than good. If you have several items to clean that are made of different materials, consider hiring professional cleaners.

#3 Know more about the furniture material.

Every type of furniture material will require its own cleaning method. Wood furniture needs to be deep-cleaned but you need to be careful of the agents you’re using. They should be free of harsh chemicals. 

You may also need a toothbrush to get rid of debris stuck between tight spaces. For metal furniture, you need to be cautious of rust formation. Your covers should be water-proof and if rust does form, contact your manufacturer on the best way to address this. 

Plastic and wicker require gentle cleaners so make it a habit to read labels. Don’t forget your cushions as the fabric needs to be washed too.

#5 Care for your outdoor furniture the right way

Keeping your outdoor furniture clean in Singapore doesn’t have to be taxing. By investing in the right cleaners and tools, and following manufacturer instructions, and taking proactive measures, you can keep your investments in great shape. 

Your backyard furnishings do not have to be an eyesore. And you can make the most of your outdoor living spaces year-round.

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