Ways of storing outdoor furniture during the winter season

February 2, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Home improvement

If you want your outdoor furniture to withstand the harsh winters and last for a long time, then it is really important that you follow the instructions given in this guide based on advice from Wicker Paradise:

The cushion covers must be carefully cleaned and dried before storing or you will need replacement cushions for patio furniture. If storing in an outdoor shed, you might want to cover the stack with a cloth tarp, not a plastic one. The umbrella fabric must also be washed with a brush and mild detergent. Let it dry in open position. Do not forget to lubricate switches, locks and pivots, before storing in a closed position.

Wicker furniture can be stored by first brushing all surfaces with a bleach-and-water solution to remove mildew and rinsing gently with water. Let the furniture to dry thoroughly. You can repaint with spray paint. Finally store your furniture in a dry place.

Wood furniture can be washed thoroughly with a water-detergent-bleach solution and a mildly abrasive sponge. Rinse thoroughly with a garden hose and let it dry. You can apply clear water repellent and a protective coat of paste wax before storing.

Teak and cedar furniture can be justify outdoors during winter season. You can apply a bleach solution to kill mildew and lighten the wood and allow the bleach act for a day or two. Tung oil can be applied to provide protection.

You can follow these easy instructions and ensure that outdoor furniture is well maintained and stored during the winter season.