Patio furniture is built to withstand the elements, but the feet on every piece of furniture need extra protection. Make sure they’re protected before summer officially starts.
Why Do You Need to Protect Your Patio Furniture’s Feet?
There are two main reasons to add some sort of protective layer to the bottom of every piece of patio furniture. Those are:
- To protect the furniture. If you have wood or wicker furniture, the feet can wick up a lot of moisture. The feet are also vulnerable targets for mildew, rot, and pests.
- To protect the patio. If you have harder patio furniture, such as pieces made from different types of metal, the feet are going to be sharp. They can scratch up wooden planks, faux wood, and even concrete overlays. If your patio has rugs, those are also vulnerable to tugging and tearing.
Three Ways to Protect the Feet on Your Tables and Chairs
Luckily, there are several ways to protect both your furniture and your patio’s surface. Here are three ways to do it.
1. Cover softer materials with clear epoxy.
If you need to protect the furniture feet from themselves, create a hard, invisible barrier with epoxy. Just flip the furniture upside-down and coat the feet with a thick, smooth layer.
2. Add sliders to reduce friction.
If your patio is your main concern, look for covers that let the furniture slide without friction or tearing. These are just like interior furniture sliders except they’re designed to withstand the elements.
3. Look for feet that match the furniture.
Most furniture sets come with the option to add decorative feet that both protect the furniture legs and add aesthetic appeal. These are the best option because they ensure level placement. They also are often designed to protect both the furniture and the surface the pieces rest on.
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