Outdoor furniture and patio furniture, which have many uses in summer and autumn, should be cleaned up in winter? Even if treated to withstand some wind, frost, rain and snow, or placed under a patio shed without full exposure to the outside weather, these furniture require extra care and storage. Today, I will talk to you about how to maintain and store outdoor furniture.
Clean first: The most important step is to clean the furniture before storing it. Moisture and dirt are left on, and mold tends to grow during the winter months. Mold grows and spreads quickly, and when you dig out these pieces of furniture, you'll find it's completely unrecognizable. Wicker, wrought iron, metal mesh or plastic furniture can be cleaned with dishwashing detergent and water. Wood furniture can be cleaned with Murphy's oil soap and water, rinsed and dried at the end; if there is a hard-to-remove stain, mix together 1 cup liquid ammonia, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 gallon of water , apply a soft brush to the stain, rinse and dry thoroughly. Upholstery should also be cleaned before being put away. If the cover material is regular cloth or canvas, mix 1/2 cup of Lysol with 1 gallon of hot water, brush them clean with a soft brush, and finally rinse the pads thoroughly and dry. Heavier stains will require 1/2 cup bleach and 1 gallon of water, but it's best to try on a small area first.
Apply protective film: After cleaning, you should apply a protective film to outdoor furniture. A thin layer of car wax can be applied to the surface of aluminum or plastic furniture, and a layer of wax paste can be applied to wicker furniture; metal furniture is first checked for rust, and the rust spots are brushed off with a wire brush, and then a layer of silicone sealant is sprayed on the furniture. .
Put on a cover: PVC outdoor covers are a great way to protect your furniture from the outside world, even if you keep it in a tool shed or garage. Furniture covers come in all shapes, sizes, and weights, depending on whether you plan to keep the furniture outdoors or bring it indoors. For example, the stacking chair cover is a cover that is put on the stack of chairs after the outdoor chairs are folded up one by one. It can be made of PE material and has reinforced piping, which can protect against UV rays and water. Another example is the patio table and chair cover, which can cover a set of tables and chairs. When purchasing, you can see if there are elastic rings and elastic bands to ensure that the chair legs can be covered.
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