In need of tips for storing patio furniture in the winter? If you’re worried about getting your precious furniture ruined by the winter cold, then these tips are for you!
In summer months, your patio furniture gets plenty of use. If you live in a place that has a wet or cold weather during winter, you should ensure your patio furniture is appropriately shielded from any damage. Invest some effort and time now and you will be able to make the most of your outside living space when spring moves around — and your furniture will be as good as new.
How To Take Care Of Patio Furniture During Winter
The patio of your home just wouldn’t be the same without having the right furniture there. Lounging and holding parties in the area with your family and friends does not compare to anything else. Alas, winter is near, and the time for all that is no more. You have to wait for the snow and cold temperatures to go away before putting up your furniture again. Much like garden care, which requires preparations for the winter months, your furniture will be best preserved if you don’t leave it out in the open. Even if the furniture you have acquired is weather-resistant, you will do well to protect it from the elements.
Here Are Few Tips For Storing Your Patio Furniture During Winter:
1. Clean Your Patio Furniture Before Winter
The first step to getting your furniture stored for the winter months is to clean it. The pieces can easily get dirt on during the various gardening activities going on around, which is problematic in that it can later develop mold and mildew. If you want to keep your furniture in good shape, you must first clean it from all dirt and other spoils. Remember to dry the furniture well before you store it. Don’t forget to take care of the cushions and furniture covers.
2. Coat Your Patio Furniture Before Winter
Giving your furniture a protective coating will ensure that it looks fantastic when you take it out of the garage next spring. For example, a thin coat of simple car wax will provide a great deal of protection for your plastic and aluminum furniture pieces. Paste wax is the best product of choice of wicker. As for metal, you should first treat any rust spots and then apply silicone sealant.
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3. Cover Your Patio Furniture Before Winter
The best protection for outdoor furniture comes in the form of various covers. Even if you have a garage or shed, the space of which is not occupied by gardening equipment and tools, you will do well to acquire some cover for your furniture. The best part is that cover product come in a large variety of shapes and sizes, ideal for storing indoors, as well as outdoors.
4. Stack Your Patio Furniture Before Winter
In order to save some space, you can stack your outdoor chairs and table one over the other. This is a great technique, in case you are short on space because of too many other items, such as gardening tools and pool equipment. Having all of your furniture stacked neatly presents a great opportunity for covering them under a single cover set.
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Following these recommendations will enable you to enjoy the comfort of your patio furniture again when weather allows it. It doesn’t take much to provide some extra protection for the furniture pieces, but it will definitely make a difference.
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