Let’s Go Back in Time to When Outdoor Furniture Was Oiled for Protection!

Do you remember the days when outdoor furniture was oiled for protection? We do, and it’s a great nostalgia trip! However, those days are long gone. Now outdoor furniture is power washed or pressure washed instead of being oiled. Let’s explore why this change happened and how Fayette Pro Wash can help you with your exterior cleaning needs here in Lexington, KY and surrounding counties!

Outdoor furniture was once oiled to protect it because it used to be made of wood that had been treated with linseed or tung oil. Linseed comes from flax seeds and has been used to treat wood for thousands of years. It imparts the wood with a rich color and helps protect it from moisture damage such as rot and mildew. Tung oil is derived from tree nuts, so it still provides similar protection against water damage while also giving the wood a glossy finish. The downside of these oils is that they need to be reapplied regularly — usually every few weeks — to keep them effective.

Power washing or pressure washing has become the preferred method for cleaning exteriors because it is much faster than oiling and provides better results overall. Power washing uses high-pressure jets of water to quickly remove dirt, grime, mold, algae, pollen, and other debris from decks, patios, driveways, walkways, siding, fences, and just about any other exterior surface you can think of. It can also reach nooks and crannies that manual scrubbing cannot!

Pressure washing also kills mold spores on contact, so you don’t have to worry about regrowth in the future. It’s safe for use on all types of materials, including brick, stone pavers (driveways and patios), stucco/EIFS siding systems (synthetic stucco), composite decking material (Trex), vinyl siding, and fencing systems. Even concrete driveways and patios can benefit from regular power washing maintenance! Plus, it won’t harm plants or landscaping around your property either, so no worries there!

If you want to restore the shine back to your outdoor furniture, or clean up your home’s exterior surfaces without having to spend hours scrubbing by hand, then let Fayette Pro Wash handle all your exterior cleaning needs here in Lexington, KY and surrounding counties! Our experienced technicians will bring their years of expertise combined with professional-grade equipment, so you know your job will be done right every time. So give us a call today and let us take care of everything so you can sit back and enjoy the view again!

by Alex Asis