Adding wooden outdoor furniture to your backyard patio is a great way to really add a bit of elegance to the surroundings. But the wooden furniture will only continue to look great if you take steps to maintain its condition. Here are 3 different things you can use to help keep your outdoor wooden furniture looking great year after year.

Furniture Covers

Yes, you might not want to cover your furniture up if you enjoy the look of the wood. But you don't have to leave the covers on the furniture while you're actually sitting on it, you can simply take the covers off when company comes over and then place them back on at the end of the day. Patio furniture covers will help shield the fine wood from the elements and greatly extend your furniture's life. Just make sure you do some measurements before you go shopping so you can get some covers that are a good fit.


If you don't like the idea of adding a cover, you still give your wooden outdoor furniture some protection by adding a coat of paint. Yes, this will again change the look of the wood but there might be an opportunity to get creative here, like painting the furniture the same color as the siding on your house. Paint can help protect the wood from the sun's harmful UV rays that would otherwise damage it, so this is a great solution if you live somewhere like Florida where the sun is always shining brightly.

Water Sealant

But what if you don't live in Florida where there's a lot of sun and instead live in, say, Seattle? If you live somewhere where the biggest danger to your outdoor wood furniture is the constant rain, that's where a good water sealant can come to the rescue. Unlike paint or a furniture cover, a water sealant will mostly retain the natural look of the wood. A good water sealant will stop moisture in its tracks and will allow your wood furniture to dry more quickly after a storm. Simply reapply a fresh coat every year and you shouldn't have to worry too much about any warping or rotting.

Outdoor wood furniture can add a touch of elegance to your backyard or front porch but if you want to maintain the good looks, you need to protect it. Depending on where you live, it might be best to paint the furniture to protect from the sun's rays or perhaps you should add a coat of water sealant if you tend to get a lot of rain. For best results, put a furniture cover on top of the furniture when it's not in use and you'll be able to maintain its good looks for a long time to come. For more information, reach out to an outdoor furniture supplier today.