How To Protect Patio Furniture From Bird Droppings

It can be pretty disappointing to get ready to sit down on your favorite patio chair only to find that it has bird droppings on it. Plus, you might be worried about bird droppings permanently staining or damaging your patio furniture. Luckily, following these tips can help:

1. Make Sure It's Properly Finished

First of all, depending on the type of patio furniture that you have, you'll want to make sure that it's properly finished if you would like to protect it from bird droppings. For example, unfinished wood furniture can become damaged by bird droppings, but painting or staining your furniture and then covering it with a clear protective coat can help. Similarly, you may want to spray a clear protective coat on metal patio furniture. If your patio furniture is plastic, you should not have anything to worry about.

2. Keep Bird Feeders Away from Furniture

One key way that you can prevent bird droppings from damaging your patio furniture in the first place -- and that you can avoid having to come in contact with bird droppings when you want to sit in and enjoy your patio furniture -- is to keep bird feeders, bird baths and other similar items a bit further away from your patio furniture. Since birds will typically linger more around these items, this can help keep them away from your patio furniture so that they will not relieve themselves in the wrong spot. If kept at the proper distance, you can still watch the birds from your patio furniture without worrying about this problem.

3. Clean Patio Furniture Regularly

Even if you take a few precautions, there is a good chance that bird droppings will end up on your patio furniture every now and then. If you would like to prevent these droppings from causing stains and other permanent damage, you should not allow it to sit for any longer than necessary. If you get in the habit of cleaning your patio furniture regularly, however, you can get rid of bird droppings, dirt, and more and can help keep your patio furniture looking great.

When using patio furniture outdoors, there is really nothing that you can do that can allow you to fully prevent bird droppings from getting on it. However, there are steps that you can take that can help protect your furniture from these bird droppings so that it will look great and last for a long time.

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