Outdoor Furniture Care – casual outdoor furniture http://casualoutdoorfurniture.net tips and resources Sat, 14 Sep 2013 05:24:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 How to Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Clean http://casualoutdoorfurniture.net/how-to-keep-your-outdoor-furniture-clean.html http://casualoutdoorfurniture.net/how-to-keep-your-outdoor-furniture-clean.html#comments Sat, 10 Jul 2010 02:48:00 +0000 http://casualoutdoorfurniture.net/?p=16 Cleaning outdoor furniture is a chore that most would rather forget. Cleaning outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be a big pain or chore that you designate to the children or a spouse. It can become a pleasant task that you enjoy. The first thing to remember is that if you leave the furniture outside unprotected it is going to get very dirty and require heavy duty cleaning. So, never leave your outdoor furniture outside without protection. Protection might be as simple as draping a plastic cover over the furniture during bad weather. Or buying special-made covers for the furniture to keep it clean.

There are many so called outdoor furniture cleansers on the market that say they get the furniture super clean. The fact is you don’t need all those expensive cleansers to keep your outdoor furniture in tip top shape. Many find that the only cleanser they need is their favorite dish detergent and a bucket of warm water. This inexpensive cleanser is good for cleaning aluminum, plastic, or iron furniture.

Here is how to use the cleanser. Squeeze a few drops of the dish detergent into the bucket of water and mix throughly. Now take a sponge and scrub the surface back and forth a few times. Go over all the tiny nooks and crevices a few times. Once you’ve finished take a water hose and go over the furniture with cool water. Let the furniture dry naturally in the warm sunshine. Always clean the outdoor furniture on a regular basis to keep it looking good all through the summer and any time of year.

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Keeping Your Teak Outdoor Furniture Looking New http://casualoutdoorfurniture.net/keeping-your-teak-outdoor-furniture-looking-new.html Tue, 08 Jun 2010 02:46:04 +0000 http://casualoutdoorfurniture.net/?p=8 These days teak outdoor furniture has become very popular due to its natural beauty of the wood that make up this type of furniture. There are many other reasons besides the beauty of the wood that make this furniture popular. One of those things is the durability of this type of furniture. It lasts very long with little up keep needed. Here are some tips to make your teak outdoor furniture to last as long as possible.

One of the things you do want to avoid is painting or staining your teak outdoor furniture. The main reason is the natural oil in the wood tends to make painting or staining it very tough. Manufacturers of teak outdoor furniture recommends using a teak protector. This protector helps protect the golden color of the furniture. It will need to be reapplied on a yearly basis. Do not apply more than once a season. Oiling the furniture is something to avoid as well.

Cleaning your teak outdoor furniture is also something you will want to do as well. Cleaning it will start with a 25:75 solution of bleach and a mild detergent in water. Using a soft bristle brush to clean is your best option. Once the teak outdoor furniture is clean you will want to rinse the cleaning solution off the furniture. Cleaning solution products can also be bought at your local teak outdoor furniture dealer. Teak outdoor furniture needs very little care and that is one of the main reasons it is so popular. It does not take a lot of work to make this furniture last a very long time.


Grayson Teak Garden Seat

Grayson Teak Garden Seat

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