Now that March is over (in like a lion, out like a lamb once again), it's time to get porch and deck furniture ready for summer.
If your outdoor furniture is in good condition, but just a bit dirty, a simple cleaning may do the trick.
Painted wood furniture needs a gentle washing using a mild soap such as Dove. Don't use a pressure washer or you could end up removing the paint!
Outdoor fabrics that aren't faded or torn can survive another season with proper care. Removeable cushion covers may be tossed in the washing machine. If you don't have removeable cushions, a bar of Fels Naptha soap, a scrub brush, and some elbow grease can get rid of grime and mildrew.
Teak furniture needs extra TLC. A good scrubbing with a mild detergent once a year can keep the mildew at bay. But teak also needs to be oiled. Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Porch and deck furniture can be a big investment. Now is the time to evaluate if your outdoor furniture needs simple DIY cleaning or could use the skills of a furniture refinisher or upholsterer. The team at C & S Refinishing can refinish in the color of your choice, as well as repair any damaged pieces. Plus we carry a full-time of outdoor fabrics to recover your existing cushions. And don't forget those front porch rockers! We can repaint, refinish, repair, and recane so those chairs can give you years more enjoyment. Stop by the shop!