How to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture During All Four Seasons

There’s nothing like having a wonderful patio to enjoy being outdoors in the comfort of your own home—except, of course, for having wonderful patio furniture on which to enjoy it. When the weather’s nice, it can be a real treat to soak up the sunshine or enjoy the cool evening breeze outdoors on that furniture. But when the weather’s less than amiable, it’s good to know how to protect your outdoor furniture from the elements, such as when it’s raining, as well as when it’s not in use.

Sure, many types of outdoor furniture may say they’re weatherproof or water resistant, but that doesn’t mean you want to willingly leave your furniture out in the rain to test that claim. One of the keys to how to protect your outdoor patio furniture during all seasons is to keep an eye on the weather and prepare accordingly to take care of the furniture during extreme weather, like heat or rain. Here’s how to protect your outdoor furniture during all seasons so it will last you many years.

Cover it

One of the easiest and most effective ways of protecting your outdoor patio furniture is to keep it covered when not in use. There are many options for covers for chairs, tables and fire pits that fit a wide range of sizes. Covering your furniture will keep it from experiencing the wear and tear of weather like rain, extreme heat and more. It’s also a good way to give yourself peace of mind from having to remember to bring it in or cover it if it starts to rain or a heat wave rolls into town. If you keep it covered when not in use, it will already be protected!

Another way to cover your patio furniture is to install a cover for the patio itself. This way you will always have partial coverage and protection from the elements for your furniture, as well as for you and your guests.

Clean it

It’s also important to keep your patio furniture clean. You may not realize just how dirty it can get until you give it a deep clean. Usually all it takes is some soap and water to clean most outdoor furniture. For cushions, follow the instructions on the tag. Be sure to let everything dry completely so as not to allow mold or mildew to grow.

You may also want to consider applying a protective coating to your outdoor furniture. This can keep it looking new for longer, and can also bring lived-in pieces back to life. This can be done easily with wood or wicker furniture, but it may take some extra effort to accomplish with metal furniture.

Store it

Finally, if you’re not going to be using patio furniture for a while, one way to keep it safe and protected is to store it away. Consider placing it in a garage, a storage shed or even a public storage facility during the off-season. Be sure to set it on top of something, such as wooden boards, to protect the feet from moisture.

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