Wood is a noble and natural material which provides good resistance to insects and fungi. Only like all garden furniture, it is subjected to the bad weather of winter and must therefore be maintained. If you have a wooden swing set that you want to cool off when the sun shines, this is the article for you.
Maintain the wood of your swing
At the beginning of each spring, you should carry out maintenance on your wooden swing that you freshly bought last year. To do this, nothing could be simpler, you just have to start by cleaning the wood with a hard bristle brush and black soap. Do not hesitate to insist in every corner and to brush all surfaces well.
Once everything is well brushed – and even with a toothbrush for those little hard to reach nooks – you will need to rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. If stains persist, do not hesitate to rub with an eraser or a cork stopper.
If that does not work, then it will be necessary to use the heavy method: sanding. This will help the wood to open up and it will facilitate better penetration of the treatment inside your wood furniture.
Finally, to restore shine to your wood, do not hesitate to apply a coat or two of teak oil or specific stain with a brush. This will also help create natural protection.
Maintain the cushions of your wooden swing
To be comfortably installed in your swing, surely you have cushions and they have spent the winter outside. Before enjoying the sun’s rays, you will therefore need to maintain them, as they are very exposed to dirt.
All you have to do is remove the covers, then wash them in the washing machine. As for the cushions with the non-removable cover, in this case you will have to opt for a deep cleaning with a specific treatment.
Some tips for keeping your wooden swing
If you want to keep your wooden swing as long as possible, there are a few simple things you can do to remember.
First, to save the wood, wipe a soft damp cloth once a week which will help remove dust and other dirt.
We then advise you to place your wooden swing in a shaded corner to protect it from the sun and to avoid leaving it in the rain.