How to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture from the Elements
Even though when the sun’s out, it’s the perfect time to entertain, the sun’s UV rays can cause damage to your outdoor furniture. They are often to blame for fading fabric, cracks, warps and breaks.
Luckily, you can avoid the sun damaging your outdoor furniture from harmful UV rays, just like you can protect your skin. Here are our four simple ways to learn how to protect your outdoor furniture from the sun.
Furniture covers are one of the easiest and most affordable ways to protect your furniture from the sun. These covers are available from most outdoor and hardware stores and come in various shapes and sizes to fit over a mixture of furniture pieces.
Furthermore, with time and wear, you may need to replace the cover. The weather elements can damage the covers over long periods, but this is much more cost-effective and easier than replacing furniture.
You can treat your outdoor furniture with a protective coating to protect them from UV rays. Each type of material will need a specific type of coating.
- Fabrics: There are many fabric protectors available to apply to your cushions and outdoor sofa to protect it from the sun. This added layer of protection usually also keeps the fabric safe from water, stains and dirt.
- Wood: To protect your wooden furniture from fading by the sun, you can use a varnish. In addition, to keep your wooden furniture from drying out, you should treat it regularly with wood oil. Also, make sure to choose varnish and oil similar to the colour of the wood.
While not the most convenient, moving your furniture inside is a great way to keep it protected from the sun. Whether bringing it into the house, garage or shed, protecting your furniture when it’s not in use will keep it in better shape for longer. In addition, storing furniture can also help protect it from other weather elements such as wind, rain and hail.
Finally, one of the most effective ways you can protect your furniture from harmful weather is by always keeping it out of direct sunlight. For example, if you are looking for a more permanent solution to protect your outdoor furniture, you may consider installing outdoor blinds.
Outdoor blinds such as roof to fence blinds or folding arm awnings are a great way to protect your furniture year-round. However, you can also close them when you want full sun and no protection. Plus, All About Shade outdoor blinds come with UV-R block and weather protection.
Regular maintenance and protection are important for extending the quality of your outdoor furniture, especially from the harsh UV rays of the Australian sun. All About Shade offers a wide range of high-quality outdoor blinds for all purposes. So, whether you need them to create a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space or keep your outdoor restaurant patio protected, we have you covered.
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