Caring for outdoor wood furniture takes a bit of time but the results are well worth it. You should give your patio furniture a bit of attention at the beginning of each year rather than wait until it starts looking ragged.
If your furniture is already there don’t worry. Most outdoor furniture can be restored to good shape.
If you have wood outdoor furniture or an outdoor bar set you will want to keep it looking nice.
The simplest thing is to give it a good cleaning with soap and water each spring.
If it has grayed and you want a more natural wood color in many cases a light sanding will do the trick to bring back its original color.
Here is some more information to help you bring your old furniture back to life.
Outdoor Wood Furniture Needs Proper Care
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Caring For Outdoor Wood Furniture
Your outdoor furniture will last many years with a bit of care each year. Remember that gray wood is just part of the natural weathering process, but if you find it unattractive you can seal and give it a clear coat or stain it.
Outdoor wood furniture is a stylish and practical addition to any patio or deck. However, due to its exposure to the elements, it requires special care to keep it looking its best. Here are a few tips for caring for your outdoor wood furniture:
First, always clean your furniture with a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to rinse off any soap residue with clean water to prevent it from causing damage.
Second, if possible, store your furniture indoors or in a covered location when not in use. This will help protect it from the elements and prevent it from drying out or cracking.
Third, apply a fresh coat of sealer or paint every year to help protect the wood from moisture and UV damage. Be sure to sand down the surface first to create a smooth base for the new finish.
By following these simple tips, you can keep your outdoor wood furniture looking like new for years to come.
Don’t forget covering your furniture can add years to its life too. Here’s a video with some instructions for maintaining your outdoor wood furniture.