Summers are the perfect time for al fresco dining, pool parties, and family gatherings, especially when you have a great patio arrangement outdoors. But along with those moments of joy, the summer season brings its downsides and if not checked these can permanently damage your patio furniture and plans for the season.
Although all our patio sets are made out of HDPE rattan, a material that can easily withstand extreme summer, winter and monsoon seasons, still we recommend patio owners to take preemptive measures to increase the longevity and beauty of their outdoor furniture.
As the famous saying suggests, it is better to be safe than sorry. Therefore, even with the best-in-class built, durability, and anti-climatic features of your outdoor furniture, you should adopt some routine practices that will go a long way in keeping your patio forever new.
How to beat the heat?
Here are a few easy ways to maintain your patio sets even in the hottest summer months.
Moving your furniture indoors: Probably the simplest of all solutions is to move your patio indoors when not in use. If you are not using your patio sets daily, or are away on vacation for a long time with no plans for gatherings and parties anytime soon, the best approach is to move your patio sets indoors. Now we know this method might come with its challenges like space and storage issues. But do not worry! If moving your set is not an option for you, we have still got you covered
Cover, Cover, Cover: Covering your outdoor furniture is something we always preach. Weather-resistant covers made especially for the outdoors will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. But if you are someone who likes to leave the look on for their glorious patio sets, you can also opt for furniture umbrellas, patio awnings, and protective roof covers. In our opinion, having a roofing shade along with a patio cover is the kind of treatment your patio furniture truly deserves.
Some external measures like putting UV-resistant paint and coating in your outdoor areas and flooring will help you fight off those harmful sun rays. Such measures significantly reduce the heat absorbed by a particular area.
How to properly clean
Be it any season, regular cleaning your patio sets the right way is an essential part of their maintenance.
Brush before cleaning: The first step after removing your cushions is to vacuum the pollen and dust with a brush.
Before storing: It is crucial to clean your patio before covering them or shifting them into storage. You do not want that dust and mold build up while they are kept away.
For spills and stains: For spills and stains, we suggest you immediately clean them with water to get them off easily.
Avoid harsh chemicals: For regular clean-ups, use the mixture of a gentle soap and water. Using strong cleansers can damage the protective coatings.
For mold and mildew: The best way to get them off is by using a solution that contains 25% white vinegar and 75% water. This solution will help you with the stubborn buildup of mold and mildew.
To sum it up, by following some easy steps, you can double the life of your patio while keeping its freshness and elegance intact.
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