How to look after wooden garden furniture?



Wood has always been an exquisite material option for garden furniture since time immemorial. PVC, wrought iron and plastic furniture pieces can’t just stand against wooden garden furniture. However, as wood is a natural material, it demands proper protection and care than the other materials so that its attractive appeal is maintained, and the life span is also enhanced.  In simple language, if you want the best out of your wooden garden furniture, you have to take proper care of it.

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Well, no need to worry, here are some easy to do tips that shall assist you in looking after your wooden garden furniture.

Manufacturer guidelines – if you have brought the garden furniture as new, a book of instructions or guidelines must have been provided by the manufacturer.  Read the book thoroughly and assure to follow the tips. Also save the book properly for future reference.

Covering and storing – The months in which you do not plan to use the garden furniture, you should store away the furniture pieces in a garage or shed so that they are not a subject to the weather charges. If storing the pieces is not possible, try to cover the furniture set with good quality cover in order to minimize the exposure to rain and sunlight.

Sunlight and rain – Though sunlight and rain are known to be friendly to the flower and trees, they are considered to be enemies of the wooden garden furniture. So considering covering your furniture with a cover during the day time (when not in use), before a storm arrives, or during the rainy season.

Protectants – at the outset of every season, apply a layer of protectant on your wooden garden furniture. The type of protectant you should use depends upon the type of furniture you have. Painting, staining, oiling and waxing are some protectants that can be used. However, ensure to read the product description thoroughly to ensure that it is friendly to your wooden furniture and is ideal for outdoor use.

Regular cleaning – Regularly cleaning the wooden garden furniture is an essential condition in order to maintain it. Regularly cleaning over here refers to wipe down the wooden furniture pieces with help of dry cloth, removing the accumulated dirt with the help of a stiff brush and water, and most importantly, keeping the wooden garden furniture dry and free from all sorts of moisture content.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 27th, 2011

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