Your outdoor furniture is an essential part of your dream outdoor space. High-quality materials are the best way to ensure your investment lasts a long time and you don’t have to spend even more money constantly replacing your outdoor furniture every couple of years.
Over time, even the highest quality materials can start to look aged and worn. Knowing how to revitalize your various furniture materials will ensure you enjoy even more time out of your furniture.
Teak is a beautiful and durable wood material that makes the investment in your outdoor space worth it for years to come. Technically, teak is a tropical hardwood native to south and southeast Asia. Its close-grained density makes it able to withstand outdoor conditions beautifully.
Teak is considered extremely water-resistant and robust, meaning it can withstand many different changing climates. Teak is an essential material here in Calgary, where the weather and temperature changes so frequently. It’s often used to create beautiful dining and bar sets.
How to Revamp Teak
You should clean teak at least once a year, whether leaving it to patina or not, by using a green scrubby from your kitchen and a bowl of warm soapy water (and you can add a half cup of bleach if you have stains on the teak). The green scrubby works like fine sandpaper to keep the teak smooth to the touch.
Teak will naturally patina to a beautiful silver-grey over time. If you want to keep the soft brown look before it weathers out, we suggest using Semco Sealant twice a year to protect it from the UV Rays that will cause the teak to patina.
Aluminum is lightweight, strong, and malleable, making it a desirable material for outdoor furniture. Furniture manufacturers can use aluminum to create unique shapes to fit any style, from traditional to sleek and modern looks.
Aluminum is also popular because it doesn’t rust. Aluminum’s rust resistance makes it ideal for outdoor furniture as it will hold up for years without becoming weakened by rust.
How to Revamp Aluminum
One of the most innovative ways to revamp aluminum is to use car wax. Aluminum furniture usually has a painted finish, which can fade over time. Once or twice a year, use a soft cloth to apply the car wax onto the painted aluminum to help revitalize its shine.
You can also revamp your aluminum outdoor furniture by using a cleaner and guard to clear up and protect your aluminum furniture simultaneously.
Stainless steel looks fantastic and lasts for a long time. It is solid enough that it doesn’t dent easily, so it maintains its shape. Stainless steel is also heavy, meaning it has an element of permanence that blends perfectly into your dream outdoor space.
Stainless steel often includes other material elements such as teak and fabric-covered cushions. As a base for any type of outdoor furniture, it’s hard to beat quality stainless steel.
How to Revamp Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is an alloy of many different metals, including chromium, which gives it a distinctive gleaming silver quality. Chromium also reduces the risk of rust, meaning stainless steel lasts longer. Stainless steel is also renowned as one of the easiest materials to maintain and clean.
If you notice your stainless steel outdoor furniture is fading or losing its shine, you can use car wax and a soft towel after rinsing it with warm water to help it shine. If you scratch your stainless steel, you can use 400 to 600 grit sandpaper to buff out the scratch.
Resin Wicker & Recycled Plastic
Resin wicker is a stunning woven furniture material and comes in many different colours. Resin wicker is made to look like natural wicker, usually made from grasses or other plant material. The difference with resin wicker is it is durable and weather-resistant since the material is synthetic.
Resin wicker is often used for sofa and chair sets and can add a natural, comfortable atmosphere to your outdoor space.
Recycled plastic is a sustainable material made from materials like HDPE plastic. Investing in recycled plastic furniture keeps our oceans and landfills clean—and it looks fantastic while being extremely versatile.
How to Revamp Resin Wicker
Revitalizing resin wicker and recycled plastic are similar since the materials are both synthetic. These materials can become dirty over time due to their exposure to the elements. Use an all-purpose cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down your furniture and give it that brightness it had the day you bought it.
High-Quality Outdoor Furniture Lives Here
Caring for and revitalizing your outdoor furniture is one of the best ways to get as much life out of your investment as possible. Here at Patioline, we carry top-quality care products, and our staff is always happy to provide you with advice on how to revamp your outdoor furniture. Get in touch with our team to discover the highest quality outdoor furniture you can hope to find.