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Protect your garden furniture in winter

Protect your garden furniture in winter

After having enjoyed a summer outdoors, you best prepare for wet and cold weather ahead. Protect your garden furniture, the upholstery, your beloved BBQ and other outdoor furniture from dropping temperatures, wind and rain. At Merryhatton you'll find a good range of protective covers for garden furniture and BBQs. Our covers are available in different sizes and won’t only protect your outdoor furniture in winter, but also in summer! Because did you know that also the sun’s UV-beams can damage your brand new loungeset? In this blog article, we give you tips on how to protect your garden furniture.

Tips for protecting your garden furniture

Other than regular maintenance, such as dusting, sanding and oiling, we recommend you to cover your garden furniture to preserve the quality. People often assume that a good layer of oil and product will protect their garden furniture. But even when the sky is blue, your garden furniture can be affected. With the help of a protective cover in the right size, you will prevent this from happening. Here are some more tips on protecting your outdoor furniture:

  • Don't separate your furniture set - either cover it all or move the full set indoors. If you cover some parts and leave other parts uncovered, you'll start noticing a difference in colour overtime. 
  • Don't forget to cover the umbrella or parasol. They may have good UV-resistant but water can leave marks.
  • Freshen up your upholstery and cushions for next season by washing them at a maximum temperature of 30° C . Leave the upholstery to dry outside to preserve its shape and store them in covers in a cold and dry place.

Protecting the upholstery of your garden furniture

Maintaining the quality of your outdoor furniture is quite straightforward, but what about the upholstery? Is it really necessary to take your cushions in everytime a drop of rain falls from the sky? And how do you store your upholstery?

Our advice is to always choose cushions and upholstery which are UV- and water-resistant. If your upholstery happens to be neither of those, you can consider purchasing custom covers to reduce the weather’s impact. Regardless of the material your upholstery is made of, we always recommend you to protect it both indoors and outdoors. If you are already using covers, good job! But be aware that these covers need to be allowed to breathe. If the covers are sealed closed, there won’t be any room for your cushions to breathe and slowly but surely a small climate will develop itself inside these covers and you’re likely to find mould forming..

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