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How to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture

In the fair weathered months, an extravagant outdoor getaway is an enviable asset to have. While shopping for the necessities to build the perfect outdoor oasis can be easy and fun, knowing the right way to care for your new outdoor set can be a little more challenging. Protecting your stylish new investment from water damage, elevated temperatures, and the scorching summer sun is easier than you think!

While most outdoor furniture features all weather materials like rust-free powder coated aluminum, UV-rated fabric and foam, and naturally rot-resistant wood, a little care and maintenance can really go a long way. Follow these helpful tips and tricks to keep your outdoor furniture looking fresh for several summers to come!

Use Outdoor Furniture Covers

First and foremost, opt for outdoor furniture coverings.

To ensure you're getting full coverage and protection against weather, look for ones made of highly durable materials; heavy-duty fabrics like Oxford polyester – a game-changer in our book – make it easy to keep your outdoor pieces looking like new for years to come (no matter the harsh weather or elements that come your way)!

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Prepare For Fun in the Sun

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Place a durable, fade-resistant outdoor rug underneath any furniture pieces. Using a natural, woven rug is sure to complete the look of any outdoor seating area while keeping the floor (and your furniture) cool, clean, and dry.

dining set with umbrella On hot days, keep friends – and furniture – cool by placing pieces in shady, covered spaces. Skip the sunburn and beat the heat by adding a lightweight, UV-rated umbrella.
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When enjoying a meal al fresco, protect wood, metal, and glass tabletops by using eye-catching, printed placemats and tablecloths. Use cute coasters and trays to protect cocktail tables and bars from condensation on icy drinks and pitchers.

When It's Time to Head Inside

After you’ve enjoyed a sunny afternoon outdoors, take a few minutes to clean up and put pieces away. Next time setting up for a day of play outdoors will be a breeze and your future self will thank you!

Give lounge chairs and daybeds a good rinse with a garden hose to remove any sweat or sunscreen after use. Wipe down chairs and table tops with a clean soft cloth dampened with soapy water. Gently brush away any spills or stains with a little water and a soft brush. Remove any padding or cushions and set pieces out to dry.

Once the furniture has completely dried, top each piece with its corresponding waterproof cover and store in a cool, dry place.

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