Caring For Your Commercial Outdoor Furniture and Exposed Furniture
Businesses with outdoor space, such as a patio or terrace, must have commercial outdoor furniture. It allows customers to relax, dine, or socialize in a pleasant and inviting environment. Outdoor furniture is frequently exposed to the elements. This can affect its durability and appearance over time. This article will discuss keeping commercial outdoor furniture looking great and lasting longer.
Use High-Quality Materials
When caring for commercial outdoor or exposed furniture, it is crucial to use high-quality materials. These materials can withstand all kinds of weather conditions. It is important to choose durable, water-resistant, and fade-resistant materials, such as:
- Aluminum: Aluminum can be lightweight, strong, and resistant to rust and corrosion. Aluminum is a great option for outdoor furniture that will be exposed to rain, snow, and other moisture.
- Teak: Teak wood is a durable, dense hardwood naturally resistant to water and rot. It can last for many years with proper care and has a beautiful natural grain.
- Resin Wheter: Resin Wiper is a synthetic material made to look similar to natural wicker. However, it is much stronger and can withstand the elements. It’s easy to clean and withstand sunlight, rain, and wind.
Regular cleaning is necessary to maintain the appearance and durability of commercial outdoor and covered furniture. Furniture can get dull and dingy if it is not regularly cleaned. These are some steps to clean furniture.
- Remove cushions and covers from the fabric, then wash them separately using their care instructions.
- Get rid of dirt, debris, or dust with a soft-bristled tool or a vacuum cleaner.
- Mix warm water and mild soap in a bucket.
- Wash a sponge, or soft cloth, in warm soapy water.
- Wipe down the furniture surface using a damp cloth or sponge. Be sure to pay attention to spots that are specially stained or dirty.
- Clean the furniture with a hose or a bucket filled with clean water.
Protective covers will prolong the furniture’s life by protecting it from the weather when it isn’t in use. Many types of covers are available, including vinyl, fabric, and canvas. It would help if you chose covers made especially for your furniture so that they fit properly. These tips will help you when choosing covers.
- Wipe down all furniture thoroughly before covering it.
- Dry furniture before covering it to prevent moisture from getting trapped.
- Use a tight-fitting cover to stop the cover from blowing off in the wind.
- Removing the cover often will allow the furniture to breathe. This will prevent mold and mildew growth.
Protective sealants can also be used on some commercial outdoor and exposed furniture. To protect metal furniture from corrosion, you can use a rust inhibitor to treat it, while wood furniture is protected from moisture and ultraviolet rays by applying a sealant. Follow the manufacturer’s directions before applying any furniture sealant. Some things to remember are:
- Apply sealant to a clean and dry surface.
- Apply the sealant evenly using a brush (roller), or spray gun.
- Allow the furniture to dry completely after applying the sealant.
- To maintain the sealant’s protective properties, you should reapply it periodically.
Proper storage is important for prolonging outdoor furniture’s life. When the furniture is unused, please place it in a dry and covered area, such as a shed. If your space isn’t covered, furniture covers or sheets can be used to protect the furniture.