Tips on How to Care for Your Outdoor Sofa in Geelong - Dress Your Space

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How to Care for Your Outdoor Sofa in Geelong

by Christine Bernardo November 22, 2022

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Outdoor loungers are exposed to a variety of harsh conditions in Australia, from salty sea air to searing sunlight and heavy rain. Choosing the right outdoor sofa and taking a few steps to care for and maintain it can help it to look its best for years to come. At Dress Your Space, we supply a variety of outdoor furniture Geelong homeowners will love. Moreover, you can trust that, with some little maintenance, it will withstand the elements. Read on for our tips on maintaining your outdoor sofa set.

Timber Outdoor Furniture

If you have an outdoor lounger or sofa set with timber, the best way of caring for it is to regularly brush and wipe it clean with a damp cloth using water or a mild soapy solution. A high quality outdoor lounger chair or sofa with timber will use teak, which is a durable hardwood. The resins within teak contain oils that are water resistant and repel pests. This means there’s no need to stain your timber to waterproof it; just clean regularly and allow the timber to age naturally.

Aluminium and Steel

Aluminium and steel are ideal for an outdoor lounger due to their durability and resistance to rust. All you need to do to take care of outdoor furniture comprising these materials is to wash them down occasionally with mildly soapy water.

Outdoor Sofa Cushions

The fabric that covers the cushions on an outdoor lounge chair or sofa is one of the most important considerations when it comes to outdoor furniture maintenance. Woven materials suited to coastal areas and other harsh weather conditions are ideal because they are durable, breathable and resistant to UV damage and mildew. The Sunbrella fabrics used on outdoor furniture from Dress Your Space is one such material. While these pieces won’t crack or harden with weather exposure, cleaning them regularly with mild soapy water helps to maintain their condition. To extend their lifespan, avoid leaving them in a soaked state. Rotate cushions and allow them to air dry in a well-ventilated space.

Explore Our Range of Outdoor Loungers

Whether you need an outdoor lounge chair or any other outdoor furniture Geelong homeowners want to use to revitalise outdoor spaces, visit Dress Your Space to view our fantastic range. Visit our large showroom on Torquay Road, Grovedale, or buy online with our fast and affordable shipping service. Call us on 03 5244 1720 or contact us online today for more information and advice.





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