When you have a patio, garden or other outdoor living space, it is but natural that you have some sort of furniture there too.
This is specially true of Dubai where the evenings outdoors are inviting and a welcome break. The most popular outdoor furniture in Dubai seems to be wrought iron, metal frame, wicker or rattan, and resin. These materials are used most often as they are hardwearing and do not weather easily.
Moreover, they look good and do not require a lot of effort to keep them clean. But like all things – they do need to be maintained to enhance their life and to ensure that they look clean and nice. There are cleaning service in Dubai who offer outdoor cleaning services too. You can hire one of these to come and take care of your outdoor furniture from time to time.
Just make sure that your cleaning service is aware of the proper method of cleaning and caring for the furniture you have.
Wicker Furniture Care
Wicker furniture can be cleaned with a pressure washer. If the cleaning service doesn’t have a pressure washer, then the next best thing is to use a hose to wash the furniture down. Remove all the cushions before you start. If the furniture hasn’t been cleaned in a long time or if it has spills and marks, use a plastic brush and some soapy water to clean it. Wash off with clean water to give a new life to your rattan or cane furniture.
Wooden Furniture Care
Most outdoor wooden furniture comes with a protective PU coating or veneer. The most popular wood used for such furniture is teak which is a hard wood and can be washed to keep clean. For regular cleaning best is to wipe down the furniture with a damp cloth. Once in a while, it can be washed using a sponge and soapy water. Once it is clean it should be rinsed with clean water and dried immediately.
Metal Frame and Wrought Iron Furniture
This is the most durable outdoor furniture and you need only worry about rusting. Most modern iron or metal frame furniture is rust proof or rust resistant and requires no special treatment. It can be washed with soap and water to keep it refreshed and clean. If the furniture is not rust treated then you may need to paint it periodically or treat it with some kind of protective coating to prevent rusting. You can use wax, or gel coatings to keep the metal furniture free of rust.
Resin or plastic furniture requires very little care. It just needs to be protected from direct sun during the day. It can be cleaned with soapy water using a soft brush to scrub out the grime and dirt. Once clean rinse with clean water so no soap remains.
Most cleaning services in Dubai would know what to do and how to clean outdoor furniture but you should know it too. Hope these tips and in case others you can find in our website will help you keep your outdoor furniture clean.