Marco Eichel. Bar Stools. October 23rd , 2017.
Finding Quality Bar Stools For the Outdoors. When purchasing a bar stool for outdoor use you want to not only consider your sense of style but also purchase a quality stool for a home bar that will enhance your patio, garden or deck. Generally low costing bar stools mean poorer quality and workmanship then more expensive outdoor stools.
Plastic Stools. Molded plastic stools are affordable and weatherproof, but are less durable than other options and are often unattractive. If you live in a very hot region, the stools may not last more than one or two seasons because heat and light quickly degrade plastic. Plastic stools should also be stored in winter to prevent damage from extreme cold.
Polish. Your metal stool doesn`t really need polishing, but it can benefit from waxing now and then. The wax acts like a barrier between the elements and the metal itself. Waxing doesn`t leave the metal slick, but it can make it slightly more difficult to grip, especially for older folks and for kids. This is particularly useful if you plan on using your furniture outdoors as well as indoors. You can also repaint your metal furniture every few years to hide dings and scraps that inevitably happen over time. The paint serves a similar purpose as the wax in protecting the metal from daily wear and tear.
Features such as, "back" or "backless, "arm rests", "swivel seats" or any combination of these, all have an impact on which stools will be purchased. More room is required for patio barstools that swivel and have backs and arms then those that do not. You don`t want these types of bar stools spaced too closely together in order to be able to move on and off the patio stool without hitting someone or bumping into another stool.
Misc. With all of the proper care listed above, you should be able to ward off rust for the time being, but it is almost inevitable that it will happen eventually. Use a hard bristled wire brush to scrape off any rust stains, and then retreat with either paint, wax or both. If you are in the process of rescuing neglected a metal stool, you can use sandpaper to help rid each piece of large rust spots. Simply remember to retreat and each item should have a fresh, decades long lease on life. Metal bar stools can add beauty and versatility to any décor, and with proper care, you won`t have to replace your items for years.
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