Non-Invasive Care For Your Outdoor Furniture
Whether it’s a rocking chair or a wooden table, there is no way to fully protect your outdoor furniture from the ravages of environmental conditions like sunlight, temperature changes, rain, or humidity. With time, even the most cared for outdoor furniture will get stained, cracked, split or moldy. However, there are ways to repair those unsightly splits and cracks from your outdoor furniture before they deteriorate further.
Dryness and sun exposure can cause wood, plastic, or leather furniture to crack and split. The best thing you can do is to try to keep the furniture moisturized. You can do this by applying wood or oil moisturizer, depending on the material. This won’t exactly restore your outdoor furniture to mint condition, but it will make the splits and cracks a bit less noticeable, especially with wooden furniture. It may be possible to find an outdoor furniture specialist in Brisbane that can re-upholster damaged leather cushioning as well.
Let´s face it. Your furniture is outdoors and exposed to heat, humidity, and in some cases, morning condensation or rain water. In time, mold spores can set in and grow, causing your furniture to get stained and damaged, not to mention the fact that mold can produce a foul stench. You can remove the mold by using a damp cloth with a water/detergent solution and oxygen bleach. You can finish off whatever mold spores are left by wiping the surface of the furniture with a mixture of white vinegar and water.
If your outdoor furniture receives constant traffic because you have a large family or you love inviting your friends to party out in your patio, you´ll eventually find stains in your furniture. There could be a variety of causes for these stains. Maybe someone spilled red wine on your furniture or they dropped a piece of potato salad that was somehow absorbed into the pores of the wood or cushion material. Perhaps you have a friend that sweats profusely and it’s left an ugly stain. You really don’t have much time to waste. The sooner you inspect your furniture and treat the stain, the better your chances at reducing the stain from becoming permanently seeded. You can scrub the stain or stains out with the use of water, detergent, and a harsh rag or cloth. If the stains have set into the crevices of wooden, cloth, plastic, or leather furniture, use a small toothbrush dipped in the water and detergent solution and scrub that stain out.
Cleaning and in some cases replacement of damaged parts are all essential steps in furniture repairs and renovations. While this might seem like a hassle, it is a lot cheaper than going out and buying new outdoor furniture.