Nothing can ruin a gorgeous deck like broken, rusty, unmaintained furniture. Sure, outdoor furniture is built to endure more abuse than indoor furniture, but this doesn’t make it “maintenance free.” With a little elbow grease, you can shine up your deck furniture in no time.
Chances are your furniture has been sitting all winter long. Over time, it’s probably gotten a little dirty. Don’t worry, a scrubbing with warm water goes a long way. After you have washed the furniture, check for any loose, corroded, or missing fasteners. Replace these as needed.
After you have freshened up the furniture, make sure it’s situated in a place away from the edges of the decking and stairs. The last thing you want is to have someone sit in a chair and the leg falls over the edge of the decking.
Maybe your the type that has a hammock on their deck. Just double check the ropes or chains to make sure they are in safe working order.
If you have outdoor storage, a child safety lock is something to consider. Also, don’t store any type of chemicals in a storage container near a grill or fire pit.
Not only does maintaining your outdoor furniture make your deck look fantastic, it also ensures you have taken the necessary steps to provide your family and guests with a safe outdoor area.