Summer-Ready Guide: Prepping Your Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture

Summer-Ready Guide: Prepping Your Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture

As summer approaches, it's time to start gearing up for outdoor living. From BBQs to garden parties or simply enjoying the (brief) British summer, your outdoor space should be your sanctuary.

One of the most highly recommended materials for outdoor furniture is recycled plastic. Not only does it offer a versatile and long-lasting solution for outdoor settings, but it also significantly protects the environment. 

This guide provides step-by-step instructions to prep and maintain your recycled plastic outdoor furniture for the summer months while also reminding you of the benefits of opting for Kedel’s recycled plastic above others!

Why Choose Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture?

Recycled plastic furniture comes with several benefits over traditional patio furniture materials like wood, metal, or glass. 

  1. Environment-Friendly: Choosing recycled plastic outdoor furniture is a significant step towards environmental sustainability. This choice reduces the amount of plastic waste that goes into landfills and oceans, contributing to a healthier ecosystem.
  1. Durability: Recycled plastic is unbelievably resilient and withstands harsh outdoor conditions. It does not fade, crack, or warp under excessive exposure to sun, rain, or snow, ensuring longevity. 
  1. Low Maintenance: Recycled plastic furniture requires minimal maintenance. An occasional cleaning is all it takes to keep it in top condition. This makes it a hassle-free option, particularly for those who do not have much time to spend on its upkeep.
  1. Style and Versatility: Kedel’s recycled plastic patio furniture comes in a variety of designs, colors, and styles that complement any outdoor setting. It includes everything from garden tables and chairs to kid’s picnic benches, all made from recycled plastic. 


Prepping Your Recycled Plastic Outdoor Furniture for Summer: 

  1. Regular Cleaning

Prepping your outdoor furniture for summer begins with a thorough cleaning. Using a soft cloth or sponge, wipe down the furniture surface with a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap. For stubborn stains, you may use a soft-bristled brush. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and pat dry using a soft towel.

  1. Inspect for Damages 

After cleaning, carefully inspect each piece for any damages. Due to the durable nature of recycled plastic, damages are unlikely. However, on the off chance you find any, minor scratches can be gently buffed out using fine-grit sandpaper. 

  1. UV Protection

While our recycled plastic is incredibly resistant to sun damage, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may slightly dull the surface over time. Consider applying a UV-protectant spray to the furniture as an added layer of defence against sun exposure. This will help the furniture retain its vibrant colour and glossy finish throughout the season.

  1. Furniture Cover or Shade

If your outdoor area does not offer sufficient shade, consider investing in high-quality furniture covers or creating a shade structure such as an umbrella, pergola, or gazebo. These will protect your recycled plastic furniture from excessively harsh sun rays, ensuring it lasts a lifetime.

With summer right around the corner, you want to ensure your outdoor space is ready for all the activities it's set to host. When you choose recycled plastic outdoor furniture, you’re choosing sustainability without compromising on style and relaxation. With a wide range of furniture styles to choose from, we’ve made it easier than ever to upgrade your garden with furniture that will last a lifetime. Shop the full outdoor furniture range today.