Your Guide to Outdoor Furniture Maintenance

Whether you’ve purchased new outdoor furniture or are looking to breathe life into your existing pieces, maintenance is key! If you want to get the most of your outdoor setting, here is a guide to ensure your furniture looks great all year round.

Timber

The best and easiest way to maintain your outdoor timber furniture is with some light cleaning. So, get out your cloths and brushes because the best way to start is by:

  1. Dusting your wood furniture to remove loose dirt
  2. Cleaning using a cloth and water or soapy solution
  3. Rinsing with water
  4. Air drying

To maintain your timber furniture’s colour and ensure it doesn’t weather, we’d suggest applying a water or oil based sealer to help retain its original colour. The amount of weather your timber furniture is getting will dictate how regularly you should apply any finishes. Our team recommends applying Kasule Kwila oil to Kwila furniture. 

Resin/Polypropylene

Resin/Polypropylene furniture is amongst the easiest of furniture to maintain. This type of furniture borders on being maintenance free but to ensure it stays looking its best, you should: 

  1. Wash it down regularly with mild soapy water
  2. Rinse with fresh water
  3. Wipe over with a clean soft cloth

When cleaning your furniture, avoid abrasive materials or cleaners. If you’re looking to update your outdoor furniture with something low maintenance, take a look at our Nardi range!

Aluminium

Aluminium is a popular material for outdoor furniture because of its durability with little maintenance.  However, this material is susceptible to dirt and weather which means proper cleaning is essential to keep your aluminium setting looking shiny and new. To do this you should:

  1. Clean with a cloth, soap and water (avoid abrasive materials)
  2. Rinsing with water
  3. Drying with a towel

Our team suggests using Max Wax, this is a great product that will help revive and maintain your powder coated aluminium surfaces. 

Outdoor Upholstery

Outdoor upholstery adds an extra level of style and comfort to all outdoor areas. Although, it’s designed to be durable, like anything if not looked after it will deteriorate over time. Cleaning your outdoor Upholstery regularly will ensure that it stays looking like new. We recommend:

  1. Removing the fabric from pillows, cushions etc.
  2. Washing using laundry detergent and water
  3. Submerge fabric and scrub thoroughly
  4. Repeat as needed
  5. Remove excess water and leave fabric out to air dry
  6. Covering when not in use

The best thing about this fabric is that it can be washed by hand or machine!

If you’re struggling with the maintenance of your outdoor furniture or think your outdoor furniture might be past the point of no return, contact us through our website or chat to our friendly staff in-store to find out what we can do for you!