Evening tea and snacks with our friends or other guys in our home gardens refreshes us with amusement. Chairs, tables and benches used as garden furniture need to be maintained well for proving their worth for years to come. Proper cleaning is a must to enhance the life of our furniture that we use for sitting or lying amidst the beautiful flower-plants and greenery all around.
Those wishing to clean furniture items should consider–
- Gentle detergent – Use of mild detergent is recommended for cleaning the garden furniture. Few people run after money and buy cheaper but harsh detergents or soaps that often cause scratches during the cleaning process. It is recommended to make use of a soft cloth for cleaning the furniture since kept in your beautiful gardens. Few guys make the cloth wet enough for cleaning purposes. It is not good because the furniture can be damaged with water that is too harmful to the wood-made furniture. The cloth meant for cleaning the items should be soaked in warm water and squeezed well.
- Vinegar – Good results can be gained by adding some vinegar in the water that is used for cleaning the chairs, benches or tables in the gardens. Accumulated dust can be removed fully by cleansing the furniture in gentle manners. Do not press the cloth too hard when you clean any furniture item as it may damage its surface.
- Vacuuming – It is good to vacuum the part of the furniture that comprises of fabric. Minor particles of dirt and dust can be removed perfectly with proper vacuuming of the fabric pieces since used in the furniture. Manufacturers’ guidelines with regard to the cleaning product should be followed.
- Precautionary measures – We know that the cleansing materials meant for the furniture in the gardens include some chemicals that could be harmful. So exercise precautionary measures by using gloves and wearing covers around your nose to stay protected from any ill effects during cleaning.
Types of materials –
The most common material for making any piece of furniture to be placed in the gardens is wood. It has been in use since the last so many centuries. Easily available, wood is the first preference for millions of furniture lovers across the globe. Eye-catching looks with designer pieces of furniture make the owners feel a sense of pride as regards the tables, chairs, sofas or the benches in the gardens.
Different types of metals including steel, aluminium or wrought iron are also quite popular these days. Long lasting and available in different styles; metals are also in great demand as far as furniture items meant for our home gardens are concerned.
Glass is another good material. We come across families that prefer tables, chairs and stools etc that are made of glass. Likewise, you can buy sofas or chairs since made with rubber and fabrics.
Garden furniture fans! Though the choice of the material is yours, yet focus your attention on its quality, durability and price & not the least; the cleansing aspects.