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5 Practical Ideas You Can Use for Protecting Patio Swings during Winter

by Swapnil Jukunte Search Engine Marketing and Optimization Company

Patio swings are put to least use during winters. Left outside for a long time without being used exposes patio swings to constant harsh weather conditions. Thus, the chances of wear and tear increase, making them prone to develop cracks or sustain damages.

When not in use, one must not leave a patio swing outside for months, especially during winters. Instead, they should be protected and kept away safely, so that they last longer than usual and don’t need frequent repairs. Hence, prep up for keeping your swing protected during brutal winters.

Ways to protect patio swings from harsh winters:

  • Clean up the swing properly

Storing your swing dirty can be seriously detrimental to its wooden or metal body. Grease or dirt stuck on it for long may react with air’s moisture to deteriorate the surface and ruin its look. It may also lead to a growth of mould on the surface and deep into the joints, thus, weakening them.

When you take it out after months, chances are it will suffer major damage. Also, you may have to pay for the heavy repair it requires. Hence, clean it thoroughly before putting it away. Use mild soap and water for patio swings with a metallic body. However, for wooden swings, the best way to clean it is to use a special cleanser.

  • Give some additional protection

Are you experiencing a severe winter this year? It is best to provide your swing with additional protection which does not let natural factors affect its built. The best way to do so is by covering it with a fresh coat of paint or applying a wax layer. Make sure you do it after cleaning and before packing it away.

  • Cover it properly

Covering the swing is another necessary step towards protecting it and storing safely. Thus, it will not come in contact with moisture or dust.

If you do not have enough space to move it inside, cover it adequately. Using plastic cover would be a bad option as it is prone to deterioration during harsh winters. Make sure the cover you are using is made of weather-resistant clothing.

  • Check its upholstery

In a rush to clean, cover and protect the swing’s wooden or metallic body, one forgets that it also comprises the upholstery. Hence, it is equally important to clean up the cushions and soft covers on the swing before keeping it away. Ensure they are not damp and that you dry them thoroughly.

  • Shift it inside

Leaving a swing out on the patio, even if covered, may expose it to rough winters. Therefore, it is best to move it inside when not using. If you lack ample space in your house, make sure to move it to a shady place at least and keep it away from the direct harmful effects of the environment.

These practical ideas help elongate the life of patio swings. They minimise the damage while preserving the newness. So, make sure you give your swing the best protection this winter.


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