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Many of us value having an outdoor place to come home to, filled with plants, natural light and stylish outdoor furniture. However, the harmful rays of the Australian sun can damage both your skin and your furniture. Ultraviolet rays wear away your furniture’s sheen and gloss. Eventually, these can cause damage to the surface or, even worse, cause structural weakness. Regular maintenance is necessary if you want your outdoor furniture to last you through many summers. Here at Daydream Leisure furniture, we’ve created a few guidelines to make the process easier.
Shade your furniture
The best way to protect your furniture is by keeping it in the shade. Umbrellas have many benefits. Not only will they keep you cool, but they also reduce the amount of direct sunlight that your furniture receives. You can also arrange your furniture according to the sun’s position. This way, they’ll be kept under trees or a place where buildings block the sun.
Store it indoors
Storing furniture inside when not in use for long periods of time or when the summer is over is one of the best things you can do to keep your outdoor lounge maintained. Doing this, which doesn’t take much time, can dramatically extend its lifespan and preserve its colour. The best thing you can do to protect the beauty of your outdoor furniture is to reduce the amount of UV exposure.
Use furniture cover
Investing in furniture covers is a good idea. It prevents direct sun exposure and protects it from the elements simultaneously. When you are not using your outdoor furniture, you can cover it. Ensure the covers are thick enough to protect your outdoor fittings from the sun.
Choose the appropriate furniture
While the previous steps will dramatically increase your furniture’s lifespan and prevent its colour from fading, choosing the right furniture will also make a noticeable difference. If you don’t know where to begin with picking the right furniture, you can read one of our previous blogs here. Otherwise, see us in-store, and one of our outdoor lounge experts will be able to help you find the perfect fit for your home.
At Daydream Leisure Furniture, we understand how difficult it is to maintain your outdoor furniture. These tips will ensure that your outdoor living is maintained perfectly. If you have any questions, contact the experts at Daydream Leisure Furniture today!