Patio | Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor furniture, also known as garden furniture or patio furniture, is designed specifically with properties and variables that support exterior uses. Common weather-resistant materials for outdoor furniture include aluminum (rust resistant), plastics, treated wood, wicker, and wrought iron. Outdoor furniture is often sold in furniture sets for specific uses such as lounging on chaise lounges, sharing outdoor meals at patio tables, or having conversations on patio sofas. Outdoor furniture can range from simple items such as seating and lounge chairs to more dynamic and outdoor fixtures such as barbecues and grills. The most common furniture pieces include benches, tables, lounge chairs, and daybeds, and are commonly seen in backyards or near pools.
The way you clean your outdoor furniture depends on its material. Clean wood and wicker furniture by using an oil-based soap mixed with warm water. When cleaning metal furniture avoid chemicals like ammonia as they cause oxidation, and clean it by using a metal polishing paste. Glass on outdoor furniture can be cleaned by using dish detergent mixed with warm water and a microfiber cloth.
If you are looking to get a deal on patio furniture the best time to make the purchase is between August and September. Typically, after Labor Day is when all patio furniture goes on sale as stores are preparing for the winter and are looking to get rid of the summer merchandise.
Waterproof outdoor furniture by choosing a waterproof formula that is specifically for outdoor fabrics. Start by cleaning your outdoor furniture with a brush or hand-vacuum and make sure that your furniture is completely dry. Place the furniture in an area away from plants and animals and spray it with the waterproofing formula. Finish by allowing the furniture to dry before using it.