Wooden garden furniture is very popular, mainly because of its durability and beautiful natural appearance. On the other hand, they are generally slightly more expensive than, for example, garden furniture made of plastic. That is why it is important that you maintain the wooden garden furniture properly. After all, you want to enjoy it for as long as possible. It would be a shame if you had to say goodbye to it after a year or two, because the wooden garden furniture is gray, moldy or even broken. That is why we have listed three useful tips for you for maintaining wooden garden furniture.
The most important tip for keeping wooden garden furniture as long as possible is protection. Whether you have teak garden furniture, scaffolding wooden garden furniture or garden furniture of whatever hard type you have, make sure you always protect the garden furniture well. Not after you have had them outside in the garden or on the balcony for a year, but as soon as possible after purchase. It is best to do this immediately after unpacking. This applies to untreated wooden garden furniture, but also to treated wooden garden furniture. Although treated wood is already protected with oil, it may be a while since the first protection was applied.
Protection is the first step for the maintenance of your garden furniture . Cleaning is the second important step. Garden furniture has a hard time because it is outside. Strong wind, rain, hall, snow, sun, you name it. All these factors affect the wooden garden furniture. Sooner or later you will see that your wooden garden bench or garden table is going to gray. And if you are unlucky, you will even have to deal with green deposits. Fortunately, there are ways to get back that beautiful original color of natural wood. You can use green soap or soda to clean the wooden garden furniture that you mix with water. But there are also special cleaners that also work very well. Use a light-hard brush to scrub the furniture. Then rinse it off with water.
Prevention is always better than cure. Do you want to prevent your wooden garden furniture from getting gray or being affected with green deposits? The best tip to prevent this is to store the wooden garden furniture as much as possible. It helps a lot if you place it under a roof or garden cover, so that the furniture cannot come into contact with rain. It is best to provide them with a protective cover and then place them in an enclosed area, such as a shed, storage room or garage. Of course it is too much of a hassle to have to do this every day, but by storing the furniture in this way in the winter, you will be able to extend its life by years.