When you invest into outdoor furniture, you must be aware that your precious furnishings will be exposed to a lot out there on your deck or patio and they will inevitably start showing the signs of wear and tear and of aging. However, you must also know that with the right attention and care, you can delay the signs of aging – here are some tips from the experts at Lehrer Fireplace and Patio:
- Check the manufacturer’s instructions – the maker of your outdoor furniture knows best how to care for the items they make, so check the instructions attached to your pieces for valuable tips and information;
- Do some light cleaning every few weeks – use a soft-bristle brush and some lukewarm water to dust and clean your items;
- Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt stains right away when you notice them – any spot and stain is easier to remove when it is not completely dried yet. A solution of dishwashing liquid and water is usually enough for removing new stains;
- Protect your furniture – using covers on your outdoor items while the items are not in use and moving your outdoor set inside when there is rain or storm in the forecast is a good way to prevent damage.