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Replace or repair your patio chair?

How Much Wear Is Too Much To Repair, And How Much Is Enough To Replace?

It’s a fairly common practice for people to replace things that could easily have been repaired or refurbished, a measure that can often save quite a lot of money. The issue is that most folks don’t know when something is in good enough condition to be repaired. Luckily, with sling patio furniture, there are a few easy signs for whether it should be saved or tossed.

First, you’ll need to assess both the aluminum frame and the fabric (typically mesh) for whatever type of sling patio furniture you own. It’s up to you to determine how much time you’d like to devote to a restoration, but if the hours you save are worth more to you than the cost of a new chair, then you may want to visit a store and compare prices for a replacement.

When it comes to the frame, if any pieces that hold weight are bent or broken, the chair itself will need to be replaced. Small dents can be repaired, scratches can be buffed out and rust can be sanded away, but any load-bearing piece that is damaged is not worth the risk of collapse.

If there is any kind of damage to the mesh seat – such as holes or tears – unfortunately it will need to be replaced. The good news is that the sling seat is the least costly part of the chair and can easily be changed out. Measure your seat (you’ll need a cloth tape measure) and then use a box cutter to remove the old seat. Then you can visit any store that sells sling patio furniture for a replacement.

Sling patio furniture is a gorgeous addition to any outdoor area, so it’s worth it to keep yours looking its best. Good care can certainly prolong the life of any piece; wiping down the seat with gentle cleaner every so often and being gentle when moving the furniture makes a world of difference. Proper storage is also key for keeping your sling patio furniture looking great for years to come, so be sure you put it away for the winter months and under cover from rain.

Ultimately, whether you want to refurbish an old piece of sling patio furniture to get it looking new again and save on costs or purchase a new piece, the choice is yours. For more information or advice, visit a furniture store and talk with staff. Happy lounging!