Outdoor Garden Furniture – Keep Them Looking New

Ensuring safety

Today, in most homes, a garden is considered as an important and integral part of the home, so it surely makes sense to select the best quality outdoor garden furniture. When you shop for pieces of garden furniture, you must make sure that you give equal importance to aesthetics as well as functionality and practicality, while selecting garden design furniture. You can add beauty to the garden design with functional teak furniture or wood furniture for your garden. However, safety precautions need to be looked after first and foremost. The furniture must be assembled properly and must be well anchored to the base, and this is especially so if you are living in a windy city, that may be subject to sudden storms and hurricanes. When you are handling bigger types of oak furniture, for example, see to it that they are well anchored to the base or the ground.

When there is a sudden storm, you should bring in all the garden chairs and other smaller wood furniture inside, so that they don’t cause harm to other people and also so that they are not blown away.

Protecting wood furniture

Wood garden furniture must be protected well and one must take care to habitually check out the wood furniture for splinters or cracks. If you leave these unrepaired, they could cause wounds and cuts. It is important to make some amount of investment in the maintenance of the outdoor garden furniture. Of course, this is not going to cost you much, but you can buy some garden set covers that can be very useful and add beauty to the patio furniture. Polythene covers are very beautiful and also easy to wash and maintain. They do not tear as well. If you have invested in teak furniture or oak furniture for your garden, you should maintain it correctly in order to prolong its life. Don’t clean the furniture with harsh solutions or chlorine or any other kind of bleach, as it will only cause staining and fading over a period of time. There are many special wood cleaners available for hardwood outdoor furniture and this will enable you to keep the surfaces of the wood garden furniture clean as well as resistant to dust. It will also help make the garden furniture stronger. Wood needs oil in order to give protection to the pores and also keep the outdoor furniture looking new forever.

Teak Furniture

Teak furniture is a very popular choice for outdoor garden furniture. This is because it is naturally beautiful and also very durable. You can also use it as a patio furniture, as it is easy to look after and does not require too much of special attention. If you just pay attention to a few details, you can enjoy your teak furniture in the patio or the garden for years to come. Teak furniture can be left natural and does not need any sealants. Sometimes, it develops a silver gray patina if it is left naturally for a period of time without any treatment, which also gives a natural and beautiful aging look to the patio furniture. However, you can also use some form of Protectant or sealer if you want to give the teak furniture a honey or golden look. You can wash this type of outdoor garden furniture thoroughly once a year by mixing warm water with laundry detergent and applying it to the teak with the help of a soft brush. However, see that the cleanser is a mild one. Allow the detergent to remain for some time and then rinse with clean water with the help of a brush to take away the dirt from the outdoor garden furniture.