Patio Furniture - Top Repair Tips

There will be a time when your patio furniture needs repair. The problem may be loose screws caused simply by frequent use. Or there may be damage due to the effects of the weather, animals or accidents. Doing your own patio furniture repairs can certainly make sense, because you will be able to make your money stretch further while giving your patio furniture the care and attention it deserves.

Don’t you just love to loll around on a comfortable chaise? However, to stay safe and secure, you should check if your chaise is an old model.

Does it have a headrest, which can be adjusted into various positions? What makes these adjustments possible to perform are the headrests’ ratchets or claws.

However, the downside to this convenience is that repeated adjustments will weaken the support of the headrest, causing a collapse without any warning. You could get your fingers crushed between the headrest and the back of the chaise. How do you go about repairing this piece of furniture?

Here are several tips you can safely try when you do your own patio furniture repair.

Four Tips for Patio Furniture Repair

Patio Furniture Repair Tip #1

First, check if the headrest wobbles, it should not. Then check the screws that keep the ratchet together. Are these chipped, rusting, or worse broken? Buy and fit replacement parts.

Patio Furniture Repair Tip #2

If the frame wallowed out holes, you can weld these holes and then drill these tight.

Patio Furniture Repair Tip #3

Even if the ratchet is not worn out, it may have become inflexible, have a coarse or rough feel to it. In which case the best procedure is to remove the rivets and purchase new ones or, better yet, put in durable steel screws.

Patio Furniture Repair Tip #4

Do your vinyl straps look worn and damaged? If the answer is yes, this is because of normal wear and tear, as well as commercial chemicals, the juice and saps of your plants and shrubs, and strong cleaning chemicals. How do you go about to repair this particular problem?

Here is how you can restore the clean look of your vinyl straps. For vinyl straps with not too stubborn stains, you can mix a 20% household-cleaning agent, with 80% water, and make sure to mix these two ingredients well. When the mixture is bubbly and sudsy, you can dip a scrub into the mixture, after which you can apply the mixture to the vinyl straps. 

Finally, be sure to conduct regular inspections of your patio furniture so you can perform patio furniture repair before the problems become too serious.







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