How to Protect Aluminium Outdoor Furniture?

Published on Updated on MAINTENANCE by Dan Wu

Aluminium is a well-known metal utilised in patio furniture for various reasons. It is sturdy, adaptable, and requires little or no maintenance for the owner. It is common knowledge that aluminium does not rust. There is a one-of-a-kind science behind this material. On exposure to air, aluminium will build up a tiny layer of oxide on its outside. This oxide layer acts as an obstruction that shields the metal from the components and forestalls corrosion. This quality is the most engaging trademark with regards to picking a material for making open-air furniture. It will withstand any atmosphere and any measure of precipitation. Aluminium furniture is a reliable choice for outside living.

Aluminium Outdoor Furniture Types:

There are three distinct types of aluminium construction for open-air furniture: Wrought Aluminium, Tubular Aluminium and Cast Aluminium.

  • Wrought Aluminium furniture is generally used to make Victorian furniture in styles likewise found in most wrought iron open-air pieces.
  • Tubular aluminium techniques are the most often used as it is the lightest and most straightforward to shape and structure. Cast Aluminium open-air furniture is made by a procedure, called casting, where liquid aluminium is filled into a mould. This procedure creates the purest and sturdy aluminium.
  • Cast Aluminium patio furniture is caste in pieces and afterwards welded together, which seals out water and the components. As cast aluminium is sturdy, the subsequent item is a lot heavier than wrought and tubular aluminium furniture.

Aluminium furniture does not need securing or protection the way wood furniture does. Though so, some aluminium furniture comes with a powder-covering. This gives the aluminium colour and reduces the aluminium prospect of damage and dents. This coating regularly has extraordinary visual intrigue just as invigorating as the oxide layer, be that as it may, it requires some additional maintenance to keep up the original appearance.

Aluminium garden furniture, though intended for open-air use, will definitely weather. After some time, the sparkle will blur from over-exposure to the sun and downpour.

Extreme oxidation can turn into an issue. Some pitting can resemble indefinite specks; however, if left, it may be hard to get rid of the more deep pitting, even with metal polish. It pays to care for your cast aluminium garden furniture from the very beginning and to maintain a strategic distance from this happening. Be cautious with the items you use as well. It is essential that you follow the manufacturer's set standards.

Cleaning Aluminium Outdoor Furniture

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Get rid of all cushions or covers from the pieces. The washing guidelines on their labels can clean them.
Set the furniture on a level, clean surface as you prepare for cleaning.


  • Shower the aluminium furniture through and through with water from the nursery hose.
  • Use a wet wipe or a cloth material while washing to expel any surface dirt.
  • Any cleaning solvent can help clean dirt that is stuck, as long as it contains no oil or bleach. Do not use steel wool or some other abrasive cleaning apparatuses, as they leave scratches on the outside of the aluminium.

③Buff Away Scratches

  • A wax-based cleaner might be utilized to buff away notable surface scratches.
  • Like polishing a vehicle, apply the cleaner to a fabric and work the cleaner onto the scratches in a roundabout movement.
  • Buff all surfaces for a smooth and sparkling look. Follow through with a fast wash.
  • The wax covering will stay on the cast aluminium yard furniture for quite a while, preserving the piece until the following coat is applied.

Aluminium Outdoor Furniture Care

How to care for aluminium outdoor furniture?

Aluminium garden furniture, though intended for open-air use, will definitely weather. After some time, the sparkle will blur from over-exposure to the sun and downpour.

Extreme oxidation can turn into an issue. Some pitting can resemble indiscernible spots. However, whenever left it very well may be hard to expel the more deep pitting, even with metal cleaner. It pays to take care of your cast aluminium garden furniture from the very first moment and to evade this.

Be cautious with the items you use as well. It is indispensable that you follow the manufacturer's rules, and consistently test any new items on a little harmless piece of the furniture first, for example, the underside of a seat or table.
Alkaline-based cleaners can additionally oxidize cast aluminium, so please maintain a strategic distance from items that contain chemicals, e.g., ammonia (which is commonly found in things like glass cleaner) and any degreasing type cleaning item that contains Trisodium Phosphate.

In case you notice that there is slight staining on you aluminium furniture, at that point it ought to be washed with a gentle cleanser and warm water. It helps add a delicate characteristic acid-like lime or lemon juice, vinegar or cream of tartar. Essential! Exclude ammonia, TSP or Soda. Continuously do this cleaning after the change in seasons.

In case the furniture has just light oxidization, you can attempt a necessary acidic arrangement of 1 section white vinegar and 1 section water before you put resources into any of the costly off the rack items.

In any case, if you've left it for a couple of years, and truth be told, we've all done it before, to shine cast aluminium garden furniture, follow these necessary steps:

  • Use a stiff wire brush to expel any loose dirt from the surface.
  • Wearing elastic gloves, scour around the casing with a nonabrasive scouring cushion plunged in a marine aluminium cleaner, e.g., those acquired from 3M or Starbrite.
  • Rinse the housing with warm water and dry completely with a towel. (Make sure to clean all traces and remains of the steel wool from the outside of your aluminium open-air furniture, or it will rust and stain the outside of the aluminium.)
  • To help stall corrosion and include some additional sparkle, again you can apply a light layer of vehicle wax or silicon spray with a fabric.

In the event that your aluminium open-air furniture is coloured, e.g., anodized aluminium, take additional consideration to use just gentle cleanser and water to wash it.

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