With Proper Care and Maintenance Your Cast Aluminum Outdoor Furniture Will Last Longer
You’ve shopped around for the best furniture for your backyard and the timeless look, low maintenance, and longevity of cast aluminum outdoor furniture has won you over. If you want to get the most out of your purchase you need to remember that low maintenance does not mean no maintenance. Here’s what the proper care can do for your furniture.
Keep the rust away
Cast aluminum outdoor furniture is designed to keep rust at bay for a long time. But if the powder coating is chipped or cracked water will find a way in and start breaking down the furniture. The best way to prevent this is to avoid chipping the coating yourself by using cushions and placemats on your furniture. If you discover a crack or chip on your furniture it’s not the end of the world! You can always get a retouching kit or nail polish of the same colour to cover the damage. This will keep your outdoor furniture from rusting so you can make the most of your investment.
Stop sun fading
Sunlight can be very powerful, it can raise your spirits and help plants grow, but if you’re not careful it can fade your new outdoor furniture. You can prevent sun damage by placing your furniture in an area with natural shade or using an umbrella and washing your furniture regularly. Cast aluminum is such a low-maintenance material that you only need to wash once or twice a season. When you wash you furniture you will be removing the dirt and grime that could peel off layers of the protective coating if left alone. You can use any mild soap to clean your patio set and keep it sparkling for years.
Protect it from the elements
Winter is hard on everyone including your patio furniture. One great thing about cast aluminum outdoor furniture is that it’s light and easy to move around, so packing it up for the winter is easy. You can get extra years out of your furniture by storing it during the winter. This can be done by placing a protective cover over it, or moving it to a shed or basement. Ideally, you would do both! Breathable protective covers will keep dirt, grim, and water away until it’s time to bring it out in the spring. Protecting your outdoor set from the elements ensures you will be able to use it for many years to come.
With the right kind of tender love and care you will have cast aluminum outdoor furniture that will look great and last a long time!