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Ways to Extend the Life of Your Patio Furniture

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When you invest in French outdoor furniture from Bistro Patio, you want to enjoy it in your outdoor space for years to come. However, when life gets busy, it is easy to let the maintenance of your patio furniture to fall by the wayside. However, it is worth it to take these quick and simple steps to protect your patio furniture and ensure that it will last longer.

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Regularly clean your patio furniture

Even if it does not appear that your patio furniture needs to be cleaned, regularly cleaning it can extend its life. Schedule a cleaning every few weeks and you will be able to enjoy your patio furniture for a lot longer. Use soap and water on your vinyl or aluminum patio furniture, but skip the soap for any wooden furniture you have. Clean fabrics using cleaning solution specifically designed for it.

Prevent rust with wax

If you have Louvre metal patio furniture, rust can be an unsightly consequence of not properly maintaining your patio furniture. Prevent this by applying paste wax to your patio furniture, ideally soon after you purchase it. After you wash your furniture, reapply wax as well. You can use car wax if you have some around, or you can purchase paste wax from a hardware store. If you are diligent about waxing your metal furniture, it will last for years to come.

Remove rust promptly

Let’s say that it is too late to prevent rust; you are already seeing some build up on your metal furniture. Fortunately, it is possible to remove rust. The moment you notice rust, use a wire brush to scrub it away. The sooner you address any rust you see, the easier it will be to prevent your outdoor furniture from completely rusting over.

In our next blog, we will continue to go over preventative measures you can take to ensure a long life for your patio furniture. When you are looking for French outdoor furniture, shop Bistro Patio today!