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.
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Also you should make sure to have outdoor grill covers covering your grill. You don’t want it to rust. I try to put most of my outdoor furniture in the basement during the winter.
Many homeowners but their outdoor furniture and forget to maintain it, cover it up during bad weather or even just take simple steps to ensure it last as long as possible. Remember to cover your outdoor furniture and grill and maintain it properly to have it lasting longer and looking great.