Tips for maintaining Sunroom furniture

Most sunroom furniture are eye-catching and beautifully crafted rattan or wicker furniture. This gives the space the look of an outdoor setting.

Although sunroom furniture is not exposed to harsh weather like rain or snow and extreme temperature, there are still a few maintenance tips that must be followed to ensure that they help you keep your furniture looking fresh and well-maintained. These maintenance tips are as follows:

Ironically, the biggest enemy of your sunroom furniture will be the sun itself. In order to avoid the cushions from losing their color, it is important that the cushions are regularly flipped so that one side of the cushions is not continuously exposed to the sun. It is a better option to choose a light colour palette such as white or off-white for the cushion fabrics, as the bright colors will tend to fade more quickly. The cushions can also be removed when they are not in use so as to preserve their colour.

For cases in which the sunroom furniture is made out of wood, it is recommended to use oil like teak oil or mineral oil to prevent the colour of the wood from fading.

It is important to maintain the level of humidity in the sunroom as it will greatly affect the wood and wicker furniture. If the humidity is too low, then the wicker will become dry and brittle. Too much humidity will make the furniture susceptible to damage from mold and mildew. A dehumidifier can help solve this problem.

It is really important to regularly dust your sunroom furniture. Any stains on the fabric can be easily removed with a mild detergent. The furniture can be wiped with a soft cloth and soapy water. However, the use of any harsh chemicals must be avoided in order to prevent the discolouration of the furniture.

Any faded or scratched sunroom furniture can be freshened up with a simple coat of spray paint.

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