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From Adirondack chairs to patio dining sets, outdoor furniture is designed to withstand the elements. However, some outdoor furniture materials may hold up better in warm, dry climates rather than cold, wet climates.  Generally speaking, outdoor furniture requires outdoor use, perennial sun and rain, wind and frost, so the material requirements are good, oxidation resistance and corrosion resistance are strong. The following article will describe how to maintain outdoor furniture.

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l How to maintain outdoor furniture?


How to maintain outdoor furniture?

1 Aluminum

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Aluminum is by far the most popular contemporary outdoor furniture material (even resin wicker is typically woven over an aluminum frame). It resists rust and moisture damage better than other metals and a powder coated finish will offer added protection against the elements. Aluminum is strong yet relatively lightweight, making it easy to rearrange and store. Tubular aluminum, made with cylindrical aluminum tubes, is the most lightweight option. Wrought and cast aluminum are heavy enough to withstand wind and weather conditions but still manageable to rearrange and store.

Maintain Tips:

Spray with clear water or a mild soapy mixture to remove dust and dirt

Maintain the finish by touching up chips in the paint to avoid oxidation

Overall Care Level: Minimal


2 Resin Wicker

Also known as all-weather wicker, resin wicker is a longer-lasting, weather-resistant synthetic fiber weave wrapped over a metal frame. While plant materials such as cane and rattan are the traditional materials used to make wicker outdoor furniture, the term “wicker” actually refers to the woven style in which the outdoor furniture is made, not the material used. Resin wicker is typically made with thin strands of PVC, nylon, polyethylene, or high-density polyethylene. Outdoor furniture is made, not the material used.

Maintain Tips:

Remove pollen and dirt by spraying with water

Let air dry

If unsure about your outdoor furniture’s resistance to sunlight, keep in a shaded area when not in use

Maintain Level: Minimal


3 Wood

Not all woods are created equal, but if there’s one common benefit to all wood outdoor furniture, it’s the ageless appeal of its natural beauty. Pine, cedar, or fir are softer woods with some degree of natural weather resistance; hardwoods such as shorea and teak boast exceptional durability and performance.

Maintain Tips:

Always use coasters, pads or felt to avoid the appearance of moisture rings and heat marks

Sealing with varnishes or stains can help prevent warping in humid climates

If sealed wood, clean with a mild soapy water mixture to remove dirt, dust and pollen

If painted wood, avoid exposure to moisture, clean with a damp cloth

For untreated wood, keep out of rain and direct sunlight to preserve quality – clean with lightly damp cloth

Maintain Level: Minimal


4 Recycled Plastic

In both style and performance, recycled plastic outdoor furniture ranks at or near the top. Recycled plastic is extraordinarily strong and extremely durable. It’s resistant to moisture, rotting, and cracking and is impervious to salt water and stains. It also resists fading, because its color is intrinsic to the material. And best of all, most recycled plastic is made to resemble wood but requires none of the care wood does.

Maintain Tips:

Easy to clean – simply spray with clear water or a mild soapy mixture to remove dust, dirt and pollen

Maintain Level: Minimal

5 Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is prized for its distinctive appearance and wind-resistant sturdiness and strength. It’s heavier than aluminum, and in its natural state is more vulnerable to the elements. However, the best contemporary wrought iron outdoor furniture is specially treated with weather-resistant finishes that help seal out moisture and prevent rust.

Maintain Tips:

Clean with a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust

If you spot rust, clean with mild soapy water, sand the area, then seal with similarly colored paint

Maintain Level: Minimal

6 Steel

Lighter than wrought iron but heavier than aluminum, steel provides strength, stability, and endurance in extreme temperatures. Powder-coated finishes aid in rust resistance. Typically used for framing high-end modern chairs and bistro-style seats, steel is also often used for retro designs and zero-gravity loungers.

Maintain Tips:

Spray down frame with clear or soapy water to wash away dust and pollen

Immediately treat chips in the finish to limit exposure to the elements

Apply a clear coat of liquid car wax at least once a year to protect finish

Maintain Level: Minimal

7 Mosaic

Mosaic patio dining sets feature decorative tabletop patterns created using hand-laid tiles of slate, terra cotta, marble, or other natural materials. Incredibly heavy yet beautifully delicate, mosaics bring rich color and intricate designs to outdoor living and dining.

Maintain Tips:

Clean with a damp cloth to remove dust and pollen

If mosaic is not sealed, keep out of extreme temperatures and rain to prevent cracks in the grout

Use a table cover when not in use to lengthen the lifespan

Treat chips in frame finish to avoid rusting

Maintain Level: High, Variable


All in all, outdoor furniture materials should be very different from indoor furniture materials. Therefore, in the choice of outdoor furniture should be very careful. According to different types of furniture to choose the appropriate outdoor furniture materials will greatly improve your decoration efficiency, enhance the effect of home decoration. LAICOZY was set up with an aim to be a central contact point between the various factories owned and operated by the group. Customers are specifically partnered with LAICOZY because their products like outdoor furniture materials fit the bill – Reliable and safe. Through this commitment, they have enjoyed long term relationships with their customers in reaching mutual benefits and cooperation.


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