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How to Prepare Your Patio Furniture for Fall & Winter

Outdoor Patio Furniture CareOne of the best parts of summer is enjoying the outdoors: spending the weekends on your patio, eating meals al fresco, and swimming frequently. As kids go back to school, the weather starts cooling down, and the days get shorter, it’s time to think about taking care of your patio furniture. Especially in warmer climates like our Dallas-Fort Worth area, fall is still quite temperate, and you can use your patio for several more months.

Wondering how to protect your outdoor furniture and keep it functioning properly through the fall and into winter? By cleaning, repairing, and maintaining your patio pieces before fall, you’ll be able to maximize their lifespan. Hopefully, you’ll get many more years of use out of your current patio furniture.

Cleaning

After you’ve spent most of the summer using your patio, your furniture is probably in need of some attention. Most patio furniture can be cleaned using a mix of mild detergent and water. If you have metal patio furniture, care for it by using a metal cleaning solution and address any rust or faded paint spots before they get worse. If you see any stains on your cushions, wash them if they are removable or spot wash if you can’t.

Make sure to wash any chairs or tables you have and remove excess dirt and grime. Many outdoor furniture pieces will come with a care guide, which you should follow before cleaning. Once everything is spotless, it’s time to check for any damage and perform necessary maintenance.

Maintenance

Before you put away your patio furniture for the winter, schedule any necessary maintenance or repair work. If there’s any damage to slings, upholstery, or straps, getting it fixed now can help your patio furniture last longer. Don’t go through the cold season with damaged patio furniture—trust a furniture repair company to restore your pieces, replace damaged cushions, and get your patio in working order.

Aaron’s Touch Up & Restoration has been a leader in patio furniture repair for over ten years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. If you’re getting ready for the fall season, have damaged outdoor furniture that needs care, or just need to spruce up your outdoor space, contact the experts today.

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