April 29, 2022 3 min read
Most of us leave the rattan garden furniture set outside all year round. That way it's ready to use and used often because it's easier or there's no room to store it indoors. But uncovered furniture is prone to many problems, from pooling water to bird droppings, tree sap and gathered leaves. This dirt can make furniture look dirty and tired. To keep your garden furniture looking great for longer, using a furniture cover is key.
The unpredictable British weather means that rain comes regularly and it's a good idea to use furniture covers to protect your garden furniture. However, when you remove the cover you will find that water will collect on almost any furniture cover. These waterproof outdoor furniture covers are designed to repel water using a waterproof coating, but they are not designed to hold stagnant water for long periods of time. If the water buildup is not removed, the cover and the furniture may be damaged. Preventing pooling water on furniture covers is an important measure to consider if you want to extend the life of your garden furniture.
The negative effects of pooling water
If you fail to remove any water that may be pooling on the furniture cover, it may cause several problems. Rain alone will not destroy the integrity of your cover, but pooling water combined with cold temperatures could spell disaster for your cover. The whole weight combined with the sharp corners of your furniture can be enough to tear large holes in your cover, leaving your furniture soaked and exposed to the elements. In colder months, pooled rainwater can freeze and swell, causing rips and tears that can render your cover unusable. Also over time, standing water will begin to promote the growth of mold and mildew on the inside and outside of the patio furniture cover. This will usually appear like a few black spots and will not cause much concern at first. If these spots are left untreated, they will increase in size and spread across the furniture cover, resulting in varying degrees of discoloration.
Ways to prevent pooling water on furniture covers
If you want to stop water from pooling on your furniture cover, below we offer two effective ways to help you avoid all of the potential problems we listed earlier.
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Beautifying your garden or patio with rattan garden furniture will undoubtedly enhance the overall appeal of your house. However, one of the biggest problems with using garden furniture is that it can easily get dirty outdoors. Therefore, here is a summary of some of the most common stains your garden furniture can suffer from and how to remove them.
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