Published at Saturday, October 28th 2017. by Alexandrin in Outdoor.
Synthetic rattan outdoor furniture should be cleaned regularly to last longer and the way to do it is simple. The best approach to wash synthetic rattan patio furniture is to spray the frame with a water hose after removing the cushions. If its very dirty, you can use a sponge, cold water and mild soap to rub the unclean spots. When applied, let it dry completely by keeping it under the sun and using a hair dryer or a fan to keep air circulating. Then wax it with a paste to keep it shiny. Even though rattan is a material used for garden furniture to resist all weathers, it is necessary to clean it to keep it rust free.
There are a number of cheaper hardwoods used for outdoor furniture and all of them are inferior to teak. Jarrah is the is the most common of these woods and it does not have the same life expectancy as teak, let alone the same touch, feel or aesthetic quality. Teak outdoor patio furniture is not expensive when you relate the cost to its life expectancy. You must remember this when comparing prices. You are not comparing like with like when you compare teak outdoor furniture with any other wood furniture. It is strange anomaly that despite the fact it is built to endure decades outside in harsh weather. Generally price is dictated by the shape and weight of a piece of furniture. The more shape a piece has, the more wood is required to make it along taking more time to create. Also the heavier the sections of wood used more weight and thus more cost.
Resin garden outdoor furniture is the easiest type of furniture to maintain. It is made to cope with the elements and a mild soap and water cleaning will work fine. Staining is a possibility of water is left standing on the tabletops or seats so drying off after the rain and wiping away wet leaves will help. In order for resin outdoor furniture to remain shiny use orange oil or auto polish. So you see a simple cleaning and following the special care maintenance supplied by the manufacturer of the garden outdoor furniture will lengthen its life and give you years of outdoor enjoyment. Sometimes an even better solution would be to cover your furniture or store it away during the off season. This helps to protect it and make it last longer.
If your choice is wicker furniture for your outdoors, then Rattan vine is the usual material used in making some exotic wicker chairs and tables. The general features for outdoor wicker furniture includes - lightweight, comfortable, tight uniform weave with no splinters, distinctive look and use of some synthetic material like resin. If your choice is metallic furniture, then aluminum is your best friend for outdoor comforts. Good aluminum furniture will give out a unique look and is also extremely light weight being made of hollow aluminum tubes. Aluminum furniture come either in wrought aluminum or cast aluminum, and both are equally good. The general features for outdoor aluminum furniture includes - durability, rust-free, lightweight, weather-resistant, formal and easy to maintain.
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.
These woods have also shown sufficient signs of weather resistance. Ideally, your choice of outdoor furniture depends a great deal on the weather prevalent in your area. Weather can be the biggest enemy of outdoor furniture. Rains, heat and dust could create havoc for a delicate furniture item. If the weather is mild and pleasant, even carefully crafted Amish handcrafted furniture can be given a try. Amish furniture adds gloss to your outdoors and lends grace to your indoors! The general features for outdoor wooden furniture include substantial look and feel, ease of cleaning, periodic maintenance and always cool to touch.