||Outdoor Furniture Care
Wooden outdoor furniture should be stored indoors or covered when not
in use, especially during the winter months. Exposing wood surfaces to the sun and
weather causes the wood to expand and contract with temperature and
Overexposure to the sun can cause checks and cracks in the horizontal
surfaces. Check regularly for checks, cracks and splinters.
Wooden furniture should be moved before washing down a deck or patio
surface to reduce the exposure to water. Furniture should be removed from
any standing water and allowed to dry completely.
Wooden outdoor furniture that is in direct contact with soil will begin to
decay as the furniture begins to wick up moisture from the ground. This
also exposes your outdoor wooden furniture to pests such as ground
Follow the manufacturers recommendations for cleaning and maintaining the
finish at regular intervals. Some outdoor finishes require the
reapplication of a coat of finish at regular intervals. If you are unable
to perform the regular maintenance, contact a professional refinisher in
your area for assistance.