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Hints on Using Indoor Furniture Outside

Tips on using furniture outdoors

Spring is here! It's a perfect time for us to spend some quality time on our farms surrounded by fantastic scents and colors. If you want to enjoy such a nature, you must decorate your garden with some unique and comfortable furniture. Most people make the same mistake and think that indoor furniture cannot withstand outdoor conditions, so they go for outdoor furniture that is usually expensive and lacks creativity.

Wherever you go you will notice that the design of such furniture is always the same – similar tables, chairs, similar benches and so on. Therefore, if you want to bring uniqueness to your garden, you should definitely place your indoor furniture on your deck or patio. When treated properly, it gives a creative and wallet-friendly attitude to your garden decor. If you like the idea, check out these simple and effective tips.

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How to treat indoor furniture?

Without proper treatment, our indoor furniture cannot withstand the weather conditions. In the meantime, it will start to deteriorate, rot, flake and fade. One of the best ways to protect your furniture is to apply a waterproofing sealant. There are several types of wood furniture, and you can get information about them at your local hardware store. Before applying a gloss or varnish finish to your furniture, you should sand it first to get a smoother surface.

Waterproof paint

If you think painting has only aesthetic value, you are very wrong. Color with waterproof formula protects your furniture from UV rays, rain and many other harmful environmental factors. It will prevent rotting, bleaching and staining in your wood furniture and rust when it comes to metal furniture. Just like using a sealer, before applying a waterproof paint, you need to sand the surface and make it firmly adherent.

You should always keep in mind that multiple light coatings are more effective than a thick layer. All you need to do is apply a thin coat of paint and let it dry before applying the next one. In a recent conversation with highly rated dealers of indoor furniture, I discovered that repainting outdoor furniture will give it full protection and maintain its wonderful look for years.

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Upholstery fabrics outdoors

When applying protective finish to your furniture, you must pay attention to its fabrics. Indoor furniture is designed for interior design, which makes them more sensitive and prone to deterioration. If you want to make your furniture beautiful and durable, you must replace such fabrics with more durable. The difference between outdoor fabrics, such as acrylic, vinyl and olefin, is really big, so before you buy them you need to be informed about their properties. Finally, when choosing your ideal fabric, you can choose colors and patterns that will be in harmony with their environment and spruce up your deck.

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Is there anything else we should know?

Well, even if you apply waterproof denser and paint properly, your furniture can still deteriorate in some severe weather conditions. For example, you must keep it away from rain and snow. You should remove it from such conditions as much as possible, as well as install furniture slides that keep your furniture dry and protected. When it comes to pillows and decorative pillows, you need to protect them from water to allow moisture to seep into indoor foam and batting, resulting in unpleasant odors and mildew.

As you will notice, it is very possible to use indoor furniture outdoors. It saves a lot of money and makes your garden unique, unlike outdoor furniture that lacks creativity. All you have to do is let go of the interior decorator in you, choose the perfect interior furniture for your deck and adapt them to such conditions. Following these practical tips will make it easy.

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