How to protect your bamboo outdoor furniture from adverse weather conditions

How to protect your bamboo outdoor furniture from adverse weather conditions

In general, people are never quite satisfied with the weather; the British are always talking about the weather and the Scandinavians have to deal with long grey days. Yet we usually complain that it is too hot during the summer and in the winter it’s way too cold. Yet, it is not just us humans that are affected by the seasons and temperature. Bamboo garden furniture can suffer at the hands of the climate, in particular humidity and rain can negatively affect the appearance of this beautiful natural material. This is why it is important to take good care of your luxury outdoor furniture.

Bamboo terrace furniture is not indestructible

Bamboo is one of the strongest materials available within the furniture market. Still, bamboo furniture is not indestructible. Weather, in all forms, does affect the state of luxury outdoor bamboo furniture. Both rain and harsh sun can impact color and finish of natural furniture.

As mentioned earlier, the effects of the sun and rain can adversely affect the appearance and durability of outdoor furniture. Of course, the amount of rainfall and sunshine you experience depends upon where you live, but even in temperate climates, outdoor bamboo furniture can be affected by weather conditions. Even in hot countries such as Spain, even without much rain, condensation can still form and will eventually damage the protective coating.

Taking care of your bamboo furniture

Once you understand that it doesn’t need to be raining in order for furniture such as bamboo tables or bamboo chairs to be affected by the weather conditions, it become clear how important it is to take good care of your luxury outdoor furniture. Luckily, there are several options that can help you provide the proper protection.

First and foremost, it’s very important to invest in a waterproof protective cover to prevent the furniture from getting wet, thereby protection the bamboo furniture from humidity and dew. Even if there is no rain, it is advisable to cover high-quality outdoor furniture to be safe, especially at night during the colder winter months. The cover should be the correct size in order to allow ventilation, NorthbyNorth has a range of high-quality covers in the correct sizes that allow the air to circulate.

If you do not have a cover, make sure to store the high-quality garden furniture in a dry place such as a shed or garage. However, it’s important to note, that placing the furniture in a shed will only protect the furniture from the rain, not the humidity. Make sure the furniture is placed on dry ground, as the legs can absorb moisture.

Keeping it clean

Another crucial step before covering your bamboo garden furniture is to make sure it is clean, as dirt and dust are abrasive and as such rub against the bamboo which can lead to weakness. Therefore, it should be washed at least once each year to ensure that the bamboo is clean and free of substances, so you’re your cherished Danish design furniture will look beautiful for many years to come. Read more here

Here are some handy tips:

  • 1. Wipe dirt or spills immediately to prevent marks.
  • 2. Wipe regularly with a soft dry cloth
  • 3. To clean, use a few drops of organic soap dilutee with 3L water.
  • 4. Annual clean:
  • a. Remove all dust
  • b. Wash with damp cloth (dipped in diluted organic soapy water)
  • c. Wipe dry and allow to dry naturally.
  • 5. To buff furniture, use sandpaper (very carefully)
  • 6. Use +Nano Bamboo Shield for an additional layer of protection against water and moisture. See more info here:
  • 7. Prevent fungus by applying Protoskimmel on to the clean, dry surface.
  • 8. Remove fungus using ProtoxHysan on the entire body of the furniture and allow to dry naturally.

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