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Hints on Using Indoor Furniture Outside


Hints on Using Indoor Furniture Outside

Spring is here! It’s perfect time for us to spend some quality time in our yards surrounded by amazing scents and colors. If you want to fully enjoy such nature, you need to spruce your yard up with some unique and comfortable pieces of furniture. Most people make the same mistake, thinking that indoor furniture cannot withstand the 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, similar chairs, similar benches and so on. Therefore, if you want to bring uniqueness to your yard, you should definitely place your indoor furniture onto your deck or patio. When it’s treated properly, it brings creative and wallet-friendly approach to your yard décor. If you like the idea, check out these simple and effective tips.

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How to Treat Indoor Furniture?

Without being treated properly, our indoor furniture won’t be able to withstand weather conditions. Over the course of time, it will start deteriorating, rotting, flaking and fading. One of the best ways to protect your furniture is to apply a waterproofing sealer. There are several types of wood furniture sealers, and you can get informed about them in your local hardware store. Before you apply a gloss or lacquer finish to your furniture, you should sand it first in order to achieve smoother surface.

Waterproof Paint

If you think that paint has only an aesthetical value, you’re terribly wrong. Paint with waterproof formula will protect your furniture from UV rays, rain and numerous other harmful environmental factors. It will prevent rotting, fading and flaking in your wood furniture, as well as rusting, when it comes to the metal furniture. Similarly to using a sealer, before you apply a waterproof paint, you need to sand the surface and make it well-adhesive.

You should always keep in mind that several light coats of paint are more effective than one thick layer. All you have to do is to apply one thin layer of paint and let it dry before applying the next one. In a recent conversation with highly-rated retailers of indoor furniture, I discovered that repainting outdoor furniture will provide it with full protection and maintain its gorgeous look for several years.

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Outdoor Upholstery Fabrics

Once you apply protective finish to your furniture, you need to pay attention to its fabrics. Indoor furniture fabrics are designed for interior use, which makes them more sensitive and prone to deterioration. If you want to make your furniture beautiful and durable, you need to replace such fabrics with more durable ones. The difference between outdoor fabrics, such as acrylic, vinyl and olefin is really large, so before you buy them, you need to get informed about their characteristics. Finally, once you choose your ideal fabric, be free to select 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 sealer and paint properly, your furniture can still deteriorate in some serious weather conditions. For example, you need to keep it away from rain and snow. You should remove it from such conditions as much as possible, as well as to install furniture glides that will keep your furniture dry and protected. When it comes to cushions and decorative pillows, you need to protect them from water for the moisture can seep into indoor foam and batting, resulting in unpleasant odor and mildew.

As you could notice, using indoor furniture outside is really possible. It will save you a lot of money and make your yard unique, unlike outdoor furniture that lacks creativity. All you have to do is to unleash the inner décor enthusiast in you, choose the perfect indoor furniture for your deck and adjust it to such conditions. Following these practical tips, you will manage to do that with ease.

 




 

 

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