This is also the type of furniture that can be left outside all year round. The combination of steel and rattan furniture is also popular because they are long lasting but they need regular maintenance. Although they can easily be washed with soap and water, it causes the paintwork to get damaged, chipped and nicked and will cause rust to set in if not repaired at once. They are more expensive than plastic but if they are properly maintained they last very long. Rattan and wood outdoor furniture is among the most popular choices for outdoor furnishings worldwide because of its natural looks and versatility that are perfect for most homes, resorts and spas. Solid wood exudes warmth and a very homey feel. Teak and mahogany are the most used hardwoods for outdoor furnishings because they are very durable and last up to twenty five years with proper maintenance.
This washing should probably be done at the beginning of each outdoor season. Make sure the all nuts, bolts, and screws are tightened; replace any that are broken, rusted, or missing. If your furniture has hinges or wheels, grease them with a silicone lubricant. If you lubricate with oil it will usually cake up and attracts dirt. Wooden furniture may need a coating of sealer and outdoor finish. Between seasons wood furniture can also be washed with the mild soap and water solution. Some wood furniture needs to be stored away during the winter with the exception of teak outdoor furniture or cedar outdoor furniture; these two woods hold up quite well all year long. Redwood furniture is another type that is weather resistant although it may split and it will turn grey within a year. If you prefer the natural color of redwood as opposed to the grey you can apply a redwood stain and then a sealer to keep its beautiful color. Before you apply the stain wash the furniture and replace any needed hardware; lightly sand, dust, and wipe clean.
Although the area of the garden may be small there is no need to scrimp on quality. The ideal furniture can still be found and placed in the area making it an inviting space for everyone to use. Another consideration that has to be thought about is the weather conditions, and storage facilities. Unless the garden is fortunate to be in a sunny area all year the luxury furniture may need to be stored. The outdoor furniture may not be suited to being left outside during the winter months; if this is the case storage has to be considered. If the furniture is left in the rain, snow or strong winds it may become damaged, and worn quickly. When spending good money on the best furniture, ensuring it is stored and maintained correctly is essential. If the furniture is looked after it will last for years to come.
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