Wrought Iron patio furniture requires cleaning and care to keep it looking like the day you bought it. Use this wrought iron clean and care guide to understand how to keep your wrought iron patio furniture looking the way you want it to.
Proper Care of Wrought Iron Furniture
Like all other types of patio furniture, however, if you don't properly care for wrought iron, it will rust over time. Fortunately, keeping your wrought iron patio set in top condition requires only minor maintenance.
Cleaning Wrought Iron
Whether it's a dining set or serving cart, all wrought iron furniture will need to be cleaned from time to time. Unlike wicker patio furniture, cleaning wrought iron only requires you to wash it with mild soap and water and then allow to air dry.
Once or twice a year it would be wise to apply an automotive spray wax to your wrought iron patio set. Applying wax will give your wrought iron some added protection against the elements.
Remove Grease Spots
It is important to remove any grease spots left from suntan lotions or bug sprays as soon as possible. While most finishes on wrought iron patio furniture are resistant to these greases, if they are left to long they could cause the wrought iron's finish to become discolored.
Keep it Covered
Consider using furniture covers or placing your wrought iron patio furniture indoors during the winter months. While this is not a necessity because of wrought iron's durability, it may still help extend the life of your outdoor furniture set.
Rust Removal and Painting
Over time, your wrought iron furniture will more than likely be scratched or chipped due to normal wear and tear. If your wrought iron patio furniture does experience mild rusting, you should wash the rusted area with soap and water, allow it to dry, remove the rust with a medium sandpaper and then reapply some touch-up paint.