The dream of many people is to have a house with a large garden or pool in the courtyard, where you can place a set of large furniture with a table for drinks, to enjoy the rest outdoors, with family and friends.

The first element to be considered when considering the decoration of outdoor space is the furniture, what size, color, style, and the number of pieces it should have to combine with any decorating element in the home.

However, before buying the ideal piece of furniture, you should know both the material and the maintenance it needs to look like new and so it Ages Gracefully.

The maintenance of the furniture became one of the biggest concerns of the users, who buy these sets both for outdoor and indoor use. Next, a series of cleaning techniques will be presented, focusing directly on each type of manufacturing material.

Wood

This material is ideal for terrace furniture because it is durable and does not take long to clean and maintain. This patio furniture will be treated with wood oil or finely sanded to maintain its natural shape.

How to clean it

Use one of two easy-to-use household cleaning solutions: Vinegar and warm water, or chlorine bleach, laundry detergent, and warm water.

Apply the homemade cleaning solution to the furniture with a soft plastic brush, making sure to rub the wood as you go.

Avoid using a metal brush, as it will damage the surface of the wood.

Allow the mixture to stand for about fifteen minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water.

Wicker

Wicker is a natural material that has been the preferred choice for hundreds of years for renovating decks, patios, and porches. The technique used for hand-weaving wicker furniture makes it easy to clean it and does not require so much maintenance.

Cleaning process

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust, dirt, and even spiders that tend to settle in the cracks of the furniture throughout the year.

To avoid excessive dirt buildup in the cracks, use a low-pressure hose every few weeks to clean this furniture.

If you determine that the vacuum did not remove enough dirt, or if your wicker is very dirty, use a sponge with mild oil-based soap and a little warm water to remove stubborn dirt. Rinse it and let it dry.

Avoid using foam cleaners, as foam can penetrate the woven strands and begin to build up, causing them to deteriorate.

Never sit on wet wicker furniture, as this may cause the wicker to sink.

Rattan

Rattan is an eco-friendly material that is durable, attractive, lightweight, and is often confused with bamboo. It has been used since the 20th century because of its resistance to different climatic conditions.

Cleaning process

Put water in a container and add a few drops of dish detergent, stirring vigorously so that bubbles form on the surface of the water.

With a soft cloth, immerse it in the bubbles, avoiding direct contact with the water.

Wipe all furniture surfaces with the cloth.

Clean cracks and crevices in the furniture with a soft brush or toothbrush.

To clean the furniture more thoroughly, or if you need to remove stains from the furniture, apply the detergent to a soft brush and scrub with a little more water than you used for routine cleaning.

Once this is done, place the furniture in the sun, or use a hairdryer to dry the furniture completely.