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Protecting Your Deck Furniture in the Winter

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Winter weather can take a brutal toll on outdoor furniture. Even the best-made deck chairs, tables, couches, etc. can endure havok during the colder months. To protect your furniture from the cold and snow, follow these tips and have your chairs, tables, and couches survive the winter.

Wood and Wicker Deck Furniture

Wooden and wicker furniture can suffer a hard beating from snow and ice. If possible, it is recommended you store these pieces indoors during winter. If you don’t have room indoors, vinyl covers will provide protection from the elements. Make sure your covers fit snugly for the best results.

Painting your wood furniture with protective sealant provides an extra layer of defense for your pieces. Apply just two coats of sealant and watch as your furniture survives not only the winter snows but the summer showers, too.

Metal Deck Furniture

Be sure to check your metal furniture for signs of rust before winter arrives. See any rust? Simply sand it away with heavy grit sandpaper or a metal file. Add primer and then coat the area with at least a coat of paint for the best results. Still want more protection? Add a coat of wax to that sanded spot and your metal pieces are ready to withstand the cold.

Deck Cushions

Cushions that are exposed to the winter weather can develop mold or mildew. Store your cushions indoor during the winter months. Don’t have room inside? Get clear vinyl covers to protect your seats, pillows, and couches.

 

Do you have unprotected cushions that endured the snow and sleet? Don’t worry! Hanging your pieces to dry naturally will be the best preventative measure against any mold or mildew buildup.

Here at Lawn and Leisure, we want to help you make the most of your deck furniture so that you can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

For more helpful tips and advice, contact us.

Written by : Jane Rother

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