The rain has been coming down. Cats and dogs, in buckets, in sheets…whatever you want to call it, the rain has been falling. Unfortunately, there’s more to come before spring arrives. California wasn’t ready for this type of rain. While it’s great for our crops and reservoirs, it’s not so great for your patio furniture. Water can wreak havoc on your outdoor living space if it isn’t protected properly. If you love your outdoor furniture and you’ve made a substantial investment to get items you love, then it’s worth taking some patio furniture protection measures. Here’s the best way to keep your patio furniture protected from the current deluge that’s soaking California.
- Bring Your Furniture In:
This is the best solution, if you have the space. If you can get your patio furniture out of the elements. This is absolutely the best patio furniture protection there is. No matter what material your furniture is made of, rain and sun will take their toll. So, to prevent the rusting of metal or the rotting of expensive wood, make some room in your shed or garage. It’s probably the easiest method of patio furniture protection if you’ve got the space. Bringing your patio set inside is a sure fire way to keep it safe from the rain.
- Treat Your Patio Furniture:
This is a good budget method to protect your patio furniture. There are all kinds of different chemicals that can help protect your furniture no matter what it’s made of. Be sure to purchase a protectant that is specific to the material your patio set is made of. Don’t use a rust protectant on wood. Conversely, don’t use a wood sealant on metal. If you have fabric cushions, a simple scotchguard-type coating can save your seats. Just be sure to follow the directions carefully, as using too much of the chemical can actually be harmful.
- Cover Your Furniture:
If you’re lucky enough to have your furniture under cover, then you’re way ahead of the game. If you don’t have a covered area, you can still protect your furniture with covers. Rather than bringing them inside, you can get furniture covers to protect your tables and chairs from the rain. They come in all shapes and sizes for sofas, love seats, chairs and tables.
Those are 3 simple methods of patio furniture protection that you can use this rainy season. Stop into your local Patio World. We can help provide you with solutions to keep your patio furniture dry and looking good until the Spring and sunshine arrive.