Published at Wednesday, 25 October 2017 by Fauna in Outdoor, with total 30 digitals.
Wicker garden furniture will stay shiny, resist stain and remain waterproof if you regularly apply a wax and wood oil soap. For daily cleaning you can use a soapy sponge and toothbrush for the hard to reach areas. If the paint starts eating away due to exposure an outdoor spray paint can be applied. All weather wicker patio furniture may be weather-resistant, but it can dry out if exposed to the sun too long. If you want to put moisture back into the wicker soak the furniture in water once yearly. This furniture will last longer if you keep it in the shade. You will need to wash and refinish wicker garden outdoor furniture every once in a while to keep in good condition. Wrought iron, steel, and aluminum framed outdoor furniture can also be washed with the mild soap and water treatment.
Teak wood has long been prized for its outdoor use, not just for its beauty, but because teak survives all that our seasons throw its way. Teak ages gracefully with very little maintenance. Teak wood outdoor furniture will last 50-75 years, untreated. Teak will not split, though it may check (the grain will split away at the ends), which is completely normal. It is very important when choosing teak outdoor furniture that you make sure that it is plantation grown. This is important because hardwood forests are being destroyed by poachers. Plantation wood is grown as a renewable crop, in an environmentally responsible way. Local production encourages stability and further helps to preserve the ecology of our planets forests.
Too much heat from the sun can also have extremely detrimental effects on wood furniture. Ultraviolet rays can destroy the beauty and natural shine of wood furnishings as the suns rays penetrates deep into the molecular structure of the wood. Humidity and moisture can also affect the finish and color of furniture made of wood. You can check if the pieces of furniture you are planning to buy have UV protection. With a good investment of your time, effort and personal touch as well, you can be assured that your outdoor furniture will be with you for many years.