The days are getting shorter, and there is a cold air. Now, you are not to spend too much time in the outdoors, winter time to prepare for the next few months of your furniture. With the outdoor living space has become more popular than ever, most people have at least a few pieces need to be stored. Even if the furniture is processing, weather resistance, or a patio cover need to be taken care of and maintain. Spend a little time, you will be able to enjoy your outdoor living area, and when spring comes – and your furniture in the best condition.
Clean it up
In preparation for the storage furniture is the most important step, to get clean. Moisture and dirt stay in the outdoor products may lead to mildew growth in the winter months. The mold can quickly grow and spread, leaving your patio furniture is not good when you’re ready to use it again. Pieces of wicker, resulting in metal mesh or plastic with a simple dish soap and water cleaning solution can be cleaned.
For solid wood furniture, you can use Murphy’s oil soap and water, then rinse and allow to dry. If there are stubborn stains, a mixture of 1 cup ammonia, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 gallon of water. With a soft brush on the stain, then rinse with water and let it dry completely. Stains on the time in the spring in order to prevent problems.
The cushions also need to clean and dry, you put them in the winter. If you have a mat covered in fabric or canvas, prepare a solution of 1/2 cup of Lysol and 1 gallon of hot water, cleaned with a soft brush. Thoroughly rinse pad and let dry. More severe stains possible solutions of the 1/2 cup bleach and 1 gallon of water of reaction is good, but a small area of the test.
Give it a coat
Your furniture is clean, protective coating will help to keep it looking good spring of next year. Coat, wicker furniture, aluminum or plastic sheet, cover with a thin layer of car wax, to protect and use paste wax. Any signs of rust, and check for patio furniture, removed with a wire brush, then spray with silicone sealant metal furniture.