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Garden Outdoor Furniture Care

Garden Outdoor Furniture Care

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Published by mozzy72
For all the Tips & Ideas on any type of furniture vist this site. http://www.welcominghomeinteriors.com
For all the Tips & Ideas on any type of furniture vist this site. http://www.welcominghomeinteriors.com

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Published by: mozzy72 on Jan 28, 2012
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 ==== ====For all the best ideas & tips on Indoor & Outdoor Furniture!http://www.welcominghomeinteriors.com ==== ====The garden outdoor furniture that you own needs to be cared for just as the furniture inside yourhome. Your garden outdoor furniture care, if done the right way, will provide you comfortableseating for a long time. You want your outdoor furniture to continue to look as good as it was whenyou purchased it. Outdoor patio furniture is constructed of various types of materials. The first step in the proper care of your outdoor living furniture is a good cleaning regardless of itsconstruction material. Dirt and leaves will always settle around and in your furniture so a goodbrushing with a soft bristle brush or broom will help get rid of the debris. A simple garden hose willwash away any residue. For stubborn dirt or stains use a sponge drenched with water and mildsoap. This washing should probably be done at the beginning of each outdoor season. Make surethe all nuts, bolts, and screws are tightened; replace any that are broken, rusted, or missing. Ifyour furniture has hinges or wheels, grease them with a silicone lubricant. If you lubricate with oil itwill usually cake up and attracts dirt. Wooden furniture may need a coating of sealer and outdoor finish. Between seasons woodfurniture can also be washed with the mild soap and water solution. Some wood furniture needs tobe stored away during the winter with the exception of teak outdoor furniture or cedar outdoorfurniture; these two woods hold up quite well all year long. Redwood furniture is another type thatis weather resistant although it may split and it will turn grey within a year. If you prefer the naturalcolor of redwood as opposed to the grey you can apply a redwood stain and then a sealer to keepits beautiful color. Before you apply the stain wash the furniture and replace any needed hardware;lightly sand, dust, and wipe clean. Wicker garden furniture will stay shiny, resist stain and remain waterproof if you regularly apply awax and wood oil soap. For daily cleaning you can use a soapy sponge and toothbrush for thehard to reach areas. If the paint starts eating away due to exposure an outdoor spray paint can beapplied. All weather wicker patio furniture may be weather-resistant, but it can dry out if exposedto the sun too long. If you want to put moisture back into the wicker soak the furniture in wateronce yearly. This furniture will last longer if you keep it in the shade. You will need to wash andrefinish wicker garden outdoor furniture every once in a while to keep in good condition. Wroughtiron, steel, and aluminum framed outdoor furniture can also be washed with the mild soap andwater treatment. Resin garden outdoor furniture is the easiest type of furniture to maintain. It is made to cope withthe elements and a mild soap and water cleaning will work fine. Staining is a possibility of water isleft standing on the tabletops or seats so drying off after the rain and wiping away wet leaves willhelp. In order for resin outdoor furniture to remain shiny use orange oil or auto polish. So you see a simple cleaning and following the special care maintenance supplied by the

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