Published at Wednesday, October 25th 2017. by Orlene in Outdoor.
The process of buying new outdoor furniture for your hotel, restaurant, beach or other hospitality services, is long and requires some detailed study before making the purchase. Each outdoor living collection must match the decoration and mood of the space. Therefore, the effort and time that will take you to cover your outdoor spaces shouldnt be wasted by relying on cheap furniture. After all, outdoor furniture must be of high quality to resist the weather changes, and, usually, cheap furniture means low quality that, most probably, will not withstand rain, UV and dust for a long time. When the slightest flaw appears, you will have to redo the whole buying process. On the other hand, you will not have to worry about this with high quality garden furniture due to their high resistance to weather changes.
Even though aluminum is considered to be a great material for outdoor furniture that resists all types of weathers, it is necessary to keep it undamaged by applying a special cleaning process. Aluminum does not rust, but throughout the seasonal changes, its color can fade or it can develop a rough surface. It will look like it has particles of dirt, but these fragments dont disappear easily. If the surface is slightly discolored, clean it with soap and water, added to it some household acid like lemon juice or vinegar. On the other hand, if the surface is very damaged, rub it with a steel wool pot, wash it and dry it. Be careful, all steel wool should be removed completely, or it may rust and stain the aluminum. Also, keep your aluminum patio furniture away from commercial cleaners.
Outdoor furniture manufacturers have started to fabricate their items using metal frames that are rust resistant. If your metal furniture doesnt have this characteristic, you could protect it by using paste wax that keeps rust away. In general, metal garden furniture must be cleaned with soap and water, and then dried completely to keep humidity away. People worry a lot when a dirty spot on a cushion appears in high quality furniture. However, a sponge, mild soap and water are sufficient to wash it, unless the cushions are not mildew resistant. In that case, you can solve the mildew problem with 1 cup of bleach, 2 cups of detergent and 1 gallon of water. After applying this mixture on the cushion for 30 minutes, rinse with clean water and let it dry completely.
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.
I have seen beautiful metal and / or aluminum furniture designs that are absolutely alluring. Some of the metal and aluminum furniture available today is designed with eloquent, luxurious style. Some people like to have glass table tops, while others prefer the entire design to be of metal or aluminum. You really can enhance your garden, pond, or patio ambiance with outdoor furniture and accessories - sometimes with only a few changes! There are several types of outdoor furniture to choose from, depending on your overall outdoor home décor, and of course, your personal style.
If you prefer to maintain the original color of the teak wood, you can use a timber treatment and sealer, or teak oil, in the beginning and end of the season. Teak wood that has already weathered can be rejuvenated with a special teak cleaner and protector. Before applying teak oil or preservative, wash the piece to remove loose soil and dust, and allow it to dry thoroughly before applying and treatment and sealer or oil. Teak is a natural product, it can be left out in the open all year round through the rain, hail or shine. The character of your Teak wood outdoor backyard patio furniture will alter, but its strength will remain. An occasional scrub down following the directions above will not only preserve the look of your teak wood outdoor furniture but it will also discourage any moss growth.