Outdoor furniture cover is a must if you want your furniture to have a long life as they protect them from the effects of the various weather elements. Be it the UV rays of the sun, or battering rains, using covers is the only way you can prevent any damage being caused. But these covers also need proper care so that they, in turn, can keep your patio area in pristine condition. In this article, we will discuss some of the ways you can use to take care of your outdoor furniture cover so that they give their best performance.
Using proper secures to keep them in place
Even if you have a cover that perfectly fits your furniture, strong winds can easily blow them away exposing the furniture to damages. That’s why proper secures are required to keep the covers in place. Secures can be of various types like – tie-downs, clamps, drawstrings, push clips, elastic at the bottom, Velcro straps, etc. You can use any of these if you have custom-made covers (as you get to choose your preference when you place the order). Readymade covers come with secures like Velcro straps, drawstrings, or elastic at the bottom. Clamps and secure clips can be bought separately to be used with such covers. These secure clamps and clips are an affordable solution for keeping the covers in place in all weather conditions.
Placing the covers in a proper manner
You might have bought individual covers i.e. outdoor table covers or chair covers separately. They can be easily placed and taken off without much help needed from others. But if you have got a single large piece to accommodate the whole furniture set then putting it on can be a daunting task. You would require other helping hands to place them properly. Once you have accomplished the job, don’t forget to secure them with cover clips, or else your efforts might go in vain.
Storing the covers when not in use
Storing the covers in a proper place and in a proper way is very crucial to make them last longer and remain durable. After you have removed the covers, make sure to clean them so that they are ready to be used again. After they have dried completely fold them and keep them in a storage bag and keep them in a chest where you usually store these things. Try to keep the storage place free from pests to avoid them from causing harm to them.
Cleaning the outdoor furniture cover
These covers should never be exposed to the harsh chemicals found in many detergents. Some covers can be machine washed though, but it is advisable to wash them with hands using mild detergents. You can use a soft-bristled brush if necessary. Multi-surface cleaners can be used to remove stubborn stains of oil, ink, or coffee. Depending on the type of fabric that has been used to make the covers you can choose your cleanser from the various fabric cleaners, vinyl protective cleansers, fabric guards or you can even use a fabric nano protector (which when used creates a shield on the surface of the covers and prevents them from staining).
Such little effort from your end can make these outdoor furniture covers look and function well for years after years.