Take Care…Of Your Outdoor Furniture

Take Care . . . Of Your Outdoor Furniture

When you care for something, it can last a lifetime. This includes your outdoor furniture. Here’s a few tips and tricks to make your patio sets look great all summer long, year after year.

Woven Fabrics & Cushions

Engineered to survive the elements of the outdoors, including a coating on the back of the fabric that enhances the water-resistant features.

-Hand wash with cold water
-Do not bleach (this will damage the properties of the fabric)
-Let air dry
*Tip: For quick drying of cushions, turn them on their side

Synthetic Leather

Designed with durability to hold up to outdoor elements, UV resistant, water repellent, and made to withstand -20C up to +60C.

-Wipe down with mild soap and cool water
-Dry with a cloth or let air dry
*Tip: Magic erasers are great for removing scuffs and sap

Synthetic Wicker

Meant to look like natural wicker, but manufactured to be UV resistant & dirt resistant. Wicker is actually a method of weaving and not a material. Synthetic wicker is great for the outdoors as it won’t absorb and hold onto heat.

-Hose down
-Can use mild soap and water
-Let air dry
*Tip: Hose down weekly for best results and easiest cleaning

Composite Materials

Virtually maintenance free, as their properties are UV , stain and water resistant and anti-microbial. They typically require no sealing, staining, or painting.

-Hose down
-Dry with a cloth or let air dry
-Mild soap and water (for things like sap)
*Tip: Avoid pressure washing and harsh chemicals

For our polar vortex winters, I recommend covering your furniture and storing it in a space protected against the harsh Manitoba elements. Even in the summer, a cover is a good idea if the furniture is under trees or under the sun for a prolonged amount of time. Anyways, who wants to think of winter right now, yuck! Get out there and enjoy your outdoor furniture. Happy relaxing


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