If you are like me, you would have probably stored most of your garden furniture in the shed or garage this winter. Some of the larger or more hard wearing garden furniture would have been kept outside, perhaps with a water proof cover to protect it from the winter elements. Now spring is here, it’s the perfect time to start preparing your garden furniture for the summer.

Wooden garden furniture

Wooden Garden Furniture tends to attract dust, mould and general grime. Use a damp cloth to remove this and check the slats and structure for any rotten or lose pieces, after all you don’t want someone to come round, sit and fall right through your wooden bench. If the wood is looking a bit tired, after cleaning, give it a coat of paint, oil or wood stain. Allow to dry overnight before seeing if you need to apply a further coat.

Hilltop Garden Centre stock a wide range of wooden garden furniture

Hilltop Garden Centre stock a wide range of wooden garden furniture

Rattan garden furniture

Rattan garden furniture is very hard wearing, long lasting and easy to maintain. You should just need to give it a going over with some warm soapy water. You may need to apply a little extra elbow grease in those difficult to reach places but this should not take you long at all.

Malibu 5 Seat Corner Set available at Hilltop Garden Centre

Malibu 5 Seat Corner Set available at Hilltop Garden Centre

 

Metal Garden Furniture

Normally metal garden furniture will succumb to the harsh winter elements, however if your furniture is looking a bit worse for wear and showing signs of rust, restoring metal garden furniture is probably easier than you think. First remove any dust and grime built up over the Winter months. A damp cloth with warm soapy water should suffice. Try not to use a sponge that is very abrasive as you do not want to remove any paint or protective coating. Should you need to touch up on the paint you are probably going to require a specialist primer for all weather metal garden furniture. For any other metal garden furniture that is composed of iron or steel structures, a high quality metal based paint will do.

If you need any further advice, why don’t you pop over to your local garden centre. At Hilltop Garden Centre in Coventry we will only be too happy to offer advice on how best to clean and restore your garden furniture. Just come in store and speak to a member of our team.