How to Store Outdoor Furniture For Winter 2020

During the summer months, the hot sun allows us to get the most of our outdoor spaces, whether that be with barbeques

During the summer months, the hot sun allows us to get the most of our outdoor spaces, whether that be with barbeques, garden parties or a sport of al fresco dining, and what all of these outdoor activities require is stunning Plastic Rattan Set . But with the summer months now at an end, its unlikely you’ll get much use out of your garden furniture, so protecting it is key. This blog post will take you through everything you need to know to protect your garden furniture in the winter.

Here at Rattan Direct, we supply furniture that ensures you don’t need to fret about the winter months, as our furniture is well protected with anti-fade technology. However, not all garden furniture is made in in the same way as ours, and it is often constructed from natural materials like wood or wicker, which can easily be damaged in harsh weather. You’ll be pleased to know though, that there are some simple steps to protect your natural garden furniture from damage in the winter.


Ensuring that your furniture set is clean before it is stored can help prevent staining and corrosion while making it possible to pull out your furniture to enjoy those first warm days once spring arrives.

Cleaning Wicker Sets: Wicker sets can be made of true rattan or synthetic rattan. Often, the wicker is sealed with some sort of finish to protect the material. Using a mild soap with warm water and gentle scrub brush or sponge, clean the surface of your furniture. Allow the furniture to air dry completely, or use a towel to dry. Address any areas that need repair or repainting while the set is clean and dry.

Coat It

Apply a protective coating to make your furniture look shiny and new again and to keep it that way longer. You can coat shiny aluminum or plastic furniture with regular car wax to make it sparkle. For wicker and wood, apply a new coat of finish or a lacquer or varnish topcoat. Scrape away any and all rust from iron furniture, then spray paint it with a silicone sealant or a new coat of protective paint such as Rust-Oleum, which keeps rust at bay.

Patio furniture covers for outdoor chairs, tables, and sofas are a great way to protect your furniture. Made from a range of materials that includes polyester, vinyl, and canvas, these covers are generally waterproof and UV-resistant. Sometimes they have convenient buckles to make sure the cover stays fitted. You can also cover your furniture with a plastic tarp or an old sheet. Any of these will at least keep dust and moisture off your furniture as long as it is in storage.

Indoor Storage

With certain outdoor furniture like cushions it’s just not viable to leave them outside during the winter months. They would undoubtedly be damaged beyond repair, and you’d have to fork out for new ones come springtime. If there isn’t anywhere suitable for them to go in the house, you might want to consider investing in one of our outdoor storage units, that you’ll be able to find here. These storage units come in a range of colourways that will match your current dining or sofa set. Grab an outdoor storage unit and protect your garden cushions so they still look picture-perfect when the sun comes back out.

Inshare Furniture(Zhejiang) Co., Ltd hopes that this information helps you to protect your Rattan Lounge Set with right ways. If you require more information, then please feel free to contact Inshare Furniture(Zhejiang) Co., Ltd or visit our site: