Choose Patio Furniture That is Easy to Clean

If you’re looking forward to spring, you can get ahead of the game by shopping for the perfect patio furniture now. Consider all your options and select the furniture that matches both your style and your desire for convenience.  That means finding patio furniture that is easy to clean.  Common selections include plastic, aluminum, wicker, teak and wrought iron.

Are you still stumped about what patio furniture to buy? Maybe you should make the decision based upon the material that is easiest to clean. It might be odd to think about cleaning before you make a purchase but if you take this step, you may find that the best patio for you is the convenient one.

Plastic patio furniture is cleanable with a high-pressure hose and some detergent or bleaching agents. Wicker requires more care to preserve the weave and style of the piece. Aluminum can oxidize and wear but with a little elbow grease and protectant, the lightweight pieces may be perfect for your patio.

Heavier and sturdier pieces may be made of teak or wrought iron. Both provide elegant and stylish looks for your patio but come with additional cleaning concerns. Teak develops a grayish patina as it ages unless you regularly maintain and work to protect the original wood color. Wrought iron may rust if dipped or soaked with water and needs mild detergents and light care so that it can be protected for decades of use.

These are just a few of the considerations involved in selecting the decor for your patio. Beyond the ease of use and cleanability consider, the style and value of the patio furniture. Your patio furniture can be as stylish as the rest of your home. Shop around and be choosy so you can find patio furniture that is cleanable, stylish and convenient for your life.