Five Ways To Care For Your Garden Furniture to Keep it Looking Brand-New All Year Round

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Caring for your garden furniture can be a struggle, or simply one of those tedious tasks you keep putting at the bottom of your to-do list. Luckily, caring for your garden furniture is easy, as long as you know how.

Caring for your garden furniture can be a struggle, or simply one of those tedious tasks you keep putting at the bottom of your to-do list. Luckily, caring for your garden furniture is easy, as long as you know how.

While storing away your garden furniture during bad weather is a great idea, you can also make your garden furniture last a lifetime with our tips. From lutyens benches to metal garden furniture, continue reading to find out 5 ways to care for your garden furniture to keep it looking brand-new all year round.

Wooden Garden Furniture

To ensure your wooden garden furniture remains in tip-top condition all year round, you need to apply a thick layer of protective treatment. Whilst this may seem like a tedious task, doing this once a year will help ensure your wooden garden furniture lasts for years to come, saving money having to replace your existing furniture.

Before you apply your chosen protective treatment, you must clean your wooden garden furniture using soapy water to remove the dirt and grime collected over the summer. Once it has dried, you must then lightly sand it and remove any dust from the pieces of furniture you are protecting, and you can begin!

Metal Garden Furniture

Protecting your metal garden furniture is a bit of an odd affair. Compared to wooden garden furniture and even rattan garden furniture, you need to ensure your metal garden furniture doesn’t rust, and whilst it is possible to restore weathered garden furniture made of metal, you should do your utmost to prevent it in the first place.

To protect your metal garden furniture this year, apply Paste Wax for easy maintenance. Similarly, keep your furniture covered in bad weather, or store it away entirely. This way, you can be sure that your metal furniture will maintain its perfect appearance ready for the following year.

Rattan Garden Furniture

Not only does rattan garden furniture add a stylish edge to your beloved garden, but you’ll certainly be pleased to know that rattan garden furniture doesn’t require much maintenance if any at all.

Though you might need to care for the steel frame underneath, the rattan part of your rattan garden furniture may only require a wipe to remove the dirt once a month using a soft cloth. Even though the metal frame is not on show, you will need to follow the same instructions as explained above to ensure your rattan garden furniture remains in tip-top condition all year round.

Plastic Garden Furniture

Much like rattan garden furniture, plastic furniture requires little looking after. In fact, it is probably one of the most convenient (and cheapest) types of garden furniture available on the market today, and whilst plastic garden furniture may not look as style as rattan garden furniture or even wooden garden furniture, to clean it all you need is a cloth submerged in water.

You might be thinking that plastic garden furniture is for kids, but it’s not. To give yours a stylish edge, why not buy attachable machine-washable cushions for additional comfort and to tie in the color scheme of your beautiful garden.

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