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How to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture can truly make an outdoor space, but it can be a pricey purchase. You want to ensure that it is well protected for it to last and look great for years to come. With a few simple steps, your outdoor furniture won’t be a hassle to maintain, and it will look as good as new.

An easy step to protect your outdoor furniture is to cover it when it is not in use. This can be a specifically designed and measured cover for your pieces, or a simple tarp will do the trick. Whichever option you choose, be sure to select something that allows ventilation and air circulation to avoid mould or mildew growing. Investing in a quality cover can keep dust, dirt and bugs accumulating on or eating away at your furniture. Covers can also be great for avoiding the weather, both sunshine and rain. Too much sun can cause the material to fade, while rain can cause rust and mould.

If you have wooden furniture, it is important to apply a protective sealer. This will help protect the wood from fading, cracking and acts like a sunscreen to keep your outdoor pieces looking great. There are also many products available that can be applied to plastic and aluminium furniture that protects it from water damage, salt and signs of wear and tear. Applying these protective sealants will help to extend the life of your furniture.

While it is important to protect the furniture itself, soft furnishings can wear easily without any protection. Upholstery and cushions should be maintained by regularly cleaning with a sponge or microfibre cloth, as well as protected with a sun and water spray. This can reduce yellowing and fading that comes with wear and tear of outdoor furniture, however with adequate maintenance, your pieces can still look brand new.

To really ensure the lifetime of your furniture, it is best to be packed away under cover during the rainy season or when not in use. Or you could consider adding a shade structure to not only provide protection to your furniture but it will also allow you to enjoy it all year round. Louvre House Louvre Roofs are a great option to block out harsh sun and rain that may damage your outdoor furniture, while providing the choice to allow light and air in. The addition of bi-fold doors will take your outdoor living area to the next level, providing further protection from the elements.

Louvred House has many solutions available for all your outdoor living needs and wants. There are many sophisticated options ensuring quality protection and style. With innovative designs, your outdoor furniture will be in the greatest shape for its lifetime. You will be wondering why you didn’t consider this sooner. Contact Louvre House today to find out how we can help design your ultimate outdoor living space.

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