HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR OUTDOOR GARDEN BENCHES CLEAN
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- No backyard can be complete without outdoor garden benches. This piece of backyard furniture can go a long way to helping create the right ambiance, especially if you do a lot of entertaining.
Depending on the kind of garden benches you have or want to buy, at some point you’ll want to make sure to take care of it so that it lasts a long time. No sense in getting garden benches that are poorly made, just to have to replace them after a year or two. This article will focus on maintaining primarily teak wood garden benches as well as other maintenance tips.
Teak is generally considered to be extremely durable, making it an ideal choice for garden benches. However, even teak furniture, including garden benches need a certain amount of maintenance to maintain its beauty and durability.
Teak garden benches may be left untreated, and over a few months, will eventually weather to a soft silvery gray. The use of teak oil is recommended to keep the bench looking beautiful and help slow down the natural weathering process. To maintain your teak garden bench is basically simple. All you really need is to occasionally wipe or scrub it down with warm water and detergent. It’s important to make sure the wood is completely clean and dry before treating. Afterwards, regular, light applications of teak oil are all you need to retain the finish. As with all cleaning products, especially for outdoor furniture, be sure to read the label carefully.
When the weather turns colder, and depending on where you live, you may need to storage the garden bench for the season. If possible, it’s always a good idea to store the garden bench in an enclosed storage area. Be sure to cover the bench even if it is being stored in an enclosed storage room. This will help preserve the wood and prevent nasty little mites or other bugs from possibly ruining the bench if left exposed.
On the other hand, if you don’t have the luxury of storing away your prized garden bench, you can still maintain it by keeping it well covered with something that is specially made for the bench. To prevent wind and other harsh weather conditions from blowing off the cover, be sure that it is tied securely to the bench. This is obviously not the best solution for maintaining your garden bench, but it should be sufficient.
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