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What are Some Myths about Patio Furniture Covers?

July 26, 2023 4 min read

When it comes to protecting your rattan outdoor furniture, it is very important to invest in the right cover. Many people think that finding a waterproof cover is the perfect solution to protect your furniture. However, after buying furniture covers, some people still find that there is insufficient protection of furniture, which leads to the psychology of wasting money. In fact, there are some myths about terrace furniture cover. Read on for more information, and let's debunk these common myths.

Myth #1: All patio furniture covers are the same
Not all outdoor patio furniture covers are created equal, and the materials used can vary from cover to cover. Each cover has its benefits, from material and workmanship to functionality. Two of the most common types of deck furniture cover materials are polyester and vinyl. Both act as a barrier between the elements and the furniture, but their effectiveness and longevity depends on your home's weather conditions. A good rule of thumb is to use vinyl coverings in climates with little sunlight and moderate rainfall, and polyester coverings elsewhere. Stock-dyed and solution-dyed polyester covers are much more resilient to the elements. Although solution-dyed covers hold their color longer in strong sunlight because each holder is individually dyed, they can withstand sunlight longer than vinyl, which can break down over time.

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Myth #2: Furniture made of durable materials doesn't need covers
Even durable materials can be damaged over time, and covering patio furniture can help extend its life. High-quality covers help prevent fading, rust, water damage, and more. While materials like metal and rattan are indeed durable, they are not invincible. Over time, exposure to sun, wind, and rain can lead to wear and tear, which can result in damage and a shorter lifespan. Covering your furniture when not in use helps prevent this damage and keeps it looking great for years. Also, covers discourage pests such as ants or spiders. By keeping these creatures out of reach of your furniture, you are less likely to have trouble with them in the future.

Myth #3: Patio furniture covers are only good for winter
While covers are vital for protection from snow and ice during the winter months, they also help protect against rain, wind and UV rays during the rest of the year. During the warmer months, covers are important to protect against the damaging effects of UV rays, which can cause furniture to fade and discolor. Over time, weathering and exposure to the elements can cause wood products to rot or suffer damage. Extra protection also helps prevent the buildup of pollen and other debris that can cause stains and damage to the surface of your garden furniture. Using garden furniture covers throughout the year can help keep your furniture in good condition and extend its life.

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Myth #4: Deck Furniture covers are difficult to clean
Cleaning deck furniture covers is essential to keeping them effective and extending their life. Many people think that furniture covers are difficult to clean when they get dirt on them. Fortunately, most covers are not that much of a hassle to clean. The first thing you should determine is whether or not the deck furniture cover is machine washable. If the deck furniture covers are machine washable, then you can save yourself a lot of trouble. Otherwise, if they are not pre-shrunk, machine washing will cause the covers to shrink and they will no longer fit your furniture. However, there is no need to worry. Most furniture covers can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap, and regular cleaning will help keep your covers looking great and protect your furniture from harsh weather. If you'd like more information, check out our in-depth guide on how to clean and maintain for patio furniture covers.

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Myth #5: The bigger the cover, the better it is
While you can cover more furniture by choosing a larger outdoor patio furniture cover, you need a cover that fits the size of your furniture as closely as possible. A cover that is too large will create low spots in the cover where water can pool before you can remove it. This is known as water pooling. If the water isn't removed, it can lead to the cover ripping or water leaking onto your furniture. You also want to avoid a cover being too long and dragging on the ground. This can trap moisture and lead to mold and mildew growth. When covering larger items that can't avoid water pooling, we recommend raising the furniture cover to create a raised area that allows water to drain quickly. Some furniture can also be adjusted to avoid water pooling. If you are covering a dining table set, try pulling each chair out slightly to create a better fit to avoid fabric sagging. For outdoor sofas and chairs, try placing outdoor cushions and pillows to minimize water pooling. Repositioning furniture is an easy way to get a better fit for furniture covers.

We hope this article has been helpful in dispelling these common myths for you. Look for covers that are properly breathable and waterproof, as they will provide maximum protection for your furniture and a comfortable outdoor space for you and your family.

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