Outdoor Furniture - Often Neglected, but so nice when cleaned!
Your outdoor furniture can change from this.... to this:
Plastic deckchairs green with mold ...
Same deckchairs after pressure cleaning
Teak chairs + table before pressure washing ...
Teak chairs + table after pressure washing
Pressure washing any outdoor furniture is quick and gives you instant gratification as the difference in appearance is so dramatic and very pleasing to the eye. ;-)
How do you know if your outdoor furniture can be pressure washed? Generally speaking, any outdoor furniture can be pressure washed if done by an expert. This includes any plastic, metal, wicker or wood. While e.g. glass table tops would be washed by hand, all metal or wood frames can be safely cleaned with a pressure washer.
Watch these short videos to see the results in different types of outdoor furniture being pressure washed:
Pressure washing a white plastic patio chair
Pressure washing an outdoor teak-table
Pressure washing a teak garden bench
Wooden outdoor furniture Most often, outdoor furniture for patios or decks are made of wood like teak, mahogany, ipe*(see definition on bottom of page) or any other hardwood, which require an expert to clean. When the wood is new, say for example teak, it’s color is honey-brown. After about one year outside, the color will change to an attractive silver-grey. If not properly cared for at this stage, the teak wood will deteriorate to a dark-grey color, sometimes with a greenish tint, at which point it is not very attractive any more. Pressure washing will fully restore the natural honey-brown color of your teak furniture and will make it look like new.
A recommended step after pressure washing wooden surfaces To maintain the beautiful natural color of the wood, we recommend to have it sealed afterwards. To do this, the wood needs to be completely dry which means it cannot be done on the same day it was pressure cleaned. Wait at least 24 - 36 hours before any sealant should be applied. We offer an additional service of waterproofing with sealers and stains for your wood to keep it looking great for a long time. Teak furniture as well as all hardwood, ipe, and mahogany, need a sealant which is specifically formulated consisting of rich penetrating oils. Without such protection the furniture is at risk of aging and weathering.
For more tips on how to maintain teak and other hardwood watch this educational video:
Enjoy your outdoors more while sitting on clean and fresh outdoor furniture Anyone can buy a power washer to clean outdoor furniture! But we have the experience to use it while preserving your home’s value. This is all done without damaging any surface or surrounding plants. We offer free estimates on all pressure washing furniture and are licensed, insured and locally owned and operated!
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*Definition from About.com: Ipe is a hardwood from Brazilian rain forests that has garnered lots of attention in the past decade or so, for one thing: It's as hard -- or harder -- than nails. Ipe is so dense that it often needs to be pre-drilled before pieces are connected. Some compare its strength to that of steel.
Other attributes of Ipe wood include: Durability: Ipe can last more than 25 years outdoors. Eco-friendly; 100% natural wood. Mold, fire, weather and pest -resistant. Resists surface scratches.
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