Caring for your new patio swing will lengthen enjoyment of one of the good
things in life. So it’s a good
idea … and simple to do.
Most important, routinely inspect the mounting points of
your patio swing. Check for
looseness and other signs of weakness.
An improperly secured patio swing or wobbly A-frame can be hazardous, so always exercise due care.
A patio swing made from
POLYWOOD® or Poly-lumber is
maintenance free – however you can always wash your patio swing to
make it look like new. Commercial
products are available, but household detergent mixed with bleach will
remove most mildew and light stains on a patio swing.
You can also safely power wash a patio swing made from these
highly durable materials.
Simple cleaning will also refresh a patio swing made
from wood. Be careful
though if power washing to avoid damaging the wood.
It’s easy to re-treat a patio swing finished with a UV
protector such as linseed oil or Duckback.
Normally you do not have to remove finish to re-finish a patio
swing with these products. Duckback
is a proprietary name for Olympic
Semi-Transparent Oil Stain.
We like to refer people to a local Ace or True Value
hardware store for paints, cleaners and other products to keep their
patio swing and other patio furniture looking like new.
Locally owned stores tend to stock products proper for local
climates and environments and have knowledgeable people on staff willing