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Buying Outdoor Furniture For Sale Online

Looking to invest in some new outdoor furniture? Many parts of Australia offer almost year-round sunshine, allowing Aussies to really make the most of the great outdoors. Whether it’s a weekend camping trip, a day at the beach, or an afternoon in the backyard, spending time outdoors can be awesome, no matter what the season. Want to get more out of the outdoors? Outdoor furniture can make spending time outdoors that much more comfortable, whether at home or out and about.   

Types of outdoor furniture for sale

Setting up the backyard as a second living room or dining room is easy with the right outdoor furniture. Available in a huge range of styles and materials, outdoor furniture can include outdoor furniture setsoutdoor benchesoutdoor tables and outdoor chairs. Choosing the right outdoor furniture means thinking about similar factors that would be important when choosing indoor furniture. Fortunately, eBay makes the whole process super easy. Buyers can compare brands, with options that include Allibert, Hampton and IKEA. 

They can also compare materials, such as aluminium, metal, rattan, wicker and wood. As for the style, for dining these range from the classic bistro set to the dining set, the table and chair set to the table and bench set, while for lounging, there is the sofa set. Next, simply choose the colour and the condition, whether that’s brand new or used.

What fabric is the best for outdoor furniture?

Polypropylene fabric is the best material to use on outdoor furniture. It was one of the first marine developed. It has a superior UV resistance compared to other fabrics on the market. It is also stain resistant and it dries quickly.

Making it last

While Australia may have its fair share of sunshine, it also has plenty of rain and storms as well. Both sun and rain can play havoc on outdoor furniture, making it peel, fade, or perish. However, there are certain ways to protect outdoor furniture to keep it looking new for longer. 

First off, it can be a good idea to buy quality furniture to start with. Higher quality outdoor furniture can be made of more durable materials, helping to withstand fading and weathering. Secondly, it’s important to take care of that furniture. Cushions can be packed away to avoid mould, fading and bird dropping stains, while larger items of furniture can be placed undercover. Another option is to buy a protective cover – or to use protective sealants on materials such as wood.

How to clean outdoor furniture?

There is nothing more uncomfortable than sitting on dirty outdoor furniture or eating off a dirty looking outdoor table. Cleaning your outdoor furniture regularly is the key to keeping your furniture in excellent condition and lasting for years. One way to keep on top of this is to clean your outdoor setting with the change of seasons.

There are several ways to clean your furniture depending on the material.

  • Wood and Wicker – first clean remove any grime using a mild oil-based soap mixed with warm water. You can also use a make-it-yourself solution by mixing ¼ cup of ammonia, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water. You can also buy commercial wood cleaners, which may require dilution. Be sure to read all instructions before use.
  • Metal, Iron and Aluminium – use a metal polishing paste or a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and water to remove any oxidation, especially on aluminium prior to cleaning. Avoid using heavy cleaning products, using no abrasive cleaners only. Remove any rust by gently sanding off then remove any residual metal with mineral spirits.
  • Glass – remove any stuck-on debris using a nonabrasive material or cleaner. Dish detergent and home DIY solutions are often the most effective way to clean glass. Once you have washed down the glass spray with white vinegar and wipe off using a microfibre cloth or paper towel. Be sure to do the underside of the table as well.
  • Plastic and hard resin – make your own solution by using ½ cup baking soda and 1 litre of warm water or you can use 3 tablespoons of dishwash liquid and 1 litre of warm water. If the plastic is coloured use ¼ cup white vinegar and 1 litre of warm water.

How to prevent mould on outdoor furniture?

Be sure your furniture has an excellent airflow around it. The key is to eliminate moisture on your furniture. There are also a broad range of sprays you can apply to your furniture to guard against mould.

Start shopping today and you’ll find some great deals on quality outdoor furniture with eBay.