los angeles patio furnitureWhen it comes to protecting the appearance and life of your patio furniture, you must consider the materials used to make the furniture and how best to protect it against all of the elements.

Here are three products that can help extend the life of your furniture, while allowing you to take advantage of the gorgeous Southern California weather year round.

Protecting your Furniture’s Fabric from Sun Damage

Living in Southern California affords us the opportunity to live in a sunny, mild climate year round. This allows us to spend a lot of time outdoors during the winter months. This also means our outdoor furniture receives more UVA and UVB rays than in other parts of the United States.

While the more extreme temperatures occur in August, we still need to be aware of the effect the UV rays can have on our outdoor furniture during the fall and winter months.

There are a number of sprays designed specifically to combat the sun and protect your fabric.

By spraying your fabric, you will be extending the life of the fabric in addition to protecting against fading and water damage.

The best kind of UV patio furniture sprays should be water based, contain a waterproofing feature and provide a warranty against yellowing or stiffening.

Not all fabric protectant sprays are created equal, so do your due diligence before applying any of these to your furniture.

Protecting Against Rusting

In this article we discuss the best way to ensure your aluminum furniture lasts and you do not experience any rusting.

When caring for wrought iron furniture, you are more likely to encounter rusting than with other metals if you haven’t been keeping up with a cleaning regimen. Caring for wrought iron is not difficult, as long as you follow these instructions.

It is also a good idea to apply outdoor furniture protector to your metal patio furniture to provide it with an extra level of protection against both UV rays and rain. Make sure the furniture protectant you choose was created specifically for the type of metal you have.

Before applying the protectant, be sure you have thoroughly cleaned the furniture of any debris using soap and water. Also be sure you are in a well ventilated area and are wearing the proper equipment to protect yourself from the chemicals.

Protecting Wicker against Heat and Water Damage

Polyurethane is the best protectant for your wicker furniture. It comes in both water based and oil based varieties. Both will do a great job of protecting your patio furniture and add durability against the elements.

Make sure you choose one that is specifically designed for outdoor furniture. This will help maintain that long lasting gleaming look and ward off damage from heat, temperature changes and rain.

Before you begin, make sure to clean the furniture. When applying the polyurethane, start with a thin coat. Let it dry thoroughly before deciding to add another. Until it dries, it is sticky and can smear if touched. Therefore, test to see if it has dried by touching a spot where no one can see it.

The Best Way to Ensure your Furniture Lasts

Although these products can extend the life of your furniture, buying high quality outdoor patio furniture is the best way to ensure your furniture will last.

Our high quality furniture is made to last. The stains and protectants that come standard on all of our furniture, ensure you are buying furniture designed to withstand our Southern California climate.

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