Care And Maintenance Of Aluminum Outdoor Furniture
Cleaning Aluminum Furniture
Aluminum patio furniture will last for years with regular maintenance and care. Simply clean with mild soap and water rinse thoroughly and dry. Do not use abrasive scrub pads, abrasive or cleaners with bleach. Clean regularly and do not allow dirt or grime to build up on the metal frames. Calcium may build-up on your aluminum furniture. A solution of 1 part white distilled vinegar and 9 part water will remove it. Be certain to test the solution on an unnoticeable area of your furniture to be certain it doesn't discolor the furniture. If your aluminum furniture has a glossy finish, use an automotive wax to maintain it. To prevent dirt build up and to bring a sheen to the finish, apply mineral oil or baby oil.
Maintaining Aluminum Furniture
Check your aluminum furniture for any scratches or chips in the finish. If you find scratches or exposed metal, contact your furniture manufacturer for touch-up paint. Dealers or furniture manufacturers often sell touch-up paint in matching frame colors. Never allow water to accumulate on your aluminum furniture frame. Adjusting the feet of your patio set will allowing to roll off the furniture. Water that collects inside cast aluminum furniture can expand when it freezes and may damage the frame. This is usually not covered under a manufacturer's warranty. The best option for keeping your aluminum furniture looking great for years to come is to cover your furniture when not in use.