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Caring for Your Patio Furniture (and Tips for Winter Storage)!

With so much sunshine throughout the year, and often times seeing summertime weather in the middle of winter, patio furniture is almost a year round necessity. Though, between all the snow, rain, hail, and hot temperatures, it’ll take quite the beating if you use it all year long. However, there are a few things you can do to protect your furniture and prolong its life.

Here are a few quick and easy tips from the Outpost Sunsport team to help keep your patio furniture looking great for years to come:

Cover up.

When you’re not using your furniture it is best to keep it covered. Keeping it covered up will help keep it clean and reduce the damage from the elements.

Clean it up.

Dirt, it happens. Things get dirty, even if you don’t use them all the time, and patio furniture is no exception. Use a little soap and water to clean it up every now and then. Note: don’t wait until it’s too late!

Put it away.

If you know you aren’t going to be using your outdoor furniture throughout the colder months, store it inside. Exposure to the sun and weather can do harmful damage. Taking it inside will prolong its life. Or, you could always purchase a heat lamp or fire pit to lengthen your patio season!

Seal it.

Stone and wood furniture should be sealed yearly with an outdoor UV proof sealer on your stone, and water repellant sealer for your wood pieces. This will reduce the damage from the intense UV rays, possible staining, fading, and make it easier to clean.

Always take the time to read the suggested care tips.

These patio furniture manufacturers know what they are talking about and following their suggestions will only be to your benefit.

Following these quick tips will help have your patio furniture in top shape for years to come!

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