Patio Furniture Clips – How to Use Them Properly

No matter if you’re shopping for teak, aluminum, wicker or wrought iron patio furniture – maintenance must always be a top priority!

Hauser’s Patio table accessory is an easy and straightforward solution that will enhance your dining experience as well as add sturdy reinforcement to outdoor furniture. Constructed to withstand even extreme weather conditions, this durable furniture attachment clip ensures maximum enjoyment during every outdoor dining session.


Teak wood furniture is one of the most resilient outdoor patio furnishings. Crafted from dense hardwood, teak resists rot and insect damage while its timeless, classic silhouette complements any style of outdoor decor. While care requires are minimal for teak furniture to last decades outdoors, regular cleaning should still be performed to preserve its beauty.

Though teak furniture can be maintained to retain its golden, oil-like hue with regular cleaning and resealing, many prefer its driftwood-like aesthetic of untreated teak. Over time, exposed unstained teak will gradually weather to a weathered gray color from sun exposure; however, this does not compromise structural integrity or negatively affect quality pieces – in fact many wood experts agree it helps preserve inner fibers of timber furniture!

To maintain its beauty and preserve the life of your teak furniture, using tung or linseed oil regularly is key. Many products in these categories contain additives which block UV rays while simultaneously inhibiting mildew growth; making these an excellent solution. Apply it liberally, wiping off excess with a dry cloth approximately one hour post application, or consider purchasing protective covers which prevent debris accumulation on its surface.

Wrought iron or aluminum outdoor furniture makes an excellent addition to your outdoor decor, offering protection from corrosion while remaining lightweight for easy movement on a deck. To keep these heavyweight metals looking their best for years, clean with soap and water regularly while using steel wool occasionally to scrub their finish and prevent rusting.

Synthetic Resin

Resin is an adaptable synthetic material widely used across a range of products. Created by mixing natural or man-made materials together to form an elastic yet resilient substance, resin serves as the basis for various substances like plastics and paints. Resins are manufactured through chemical polymerization processes that create a homogenous mixture with properties similar to natural materials, making molding or shaping into products easier. The global synthetic resin market is propelled by rising construction industry demand for paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants; however, new innovations such as bio-based resins as sustainable alternatives may slow growth over the forecast period.

Synthetic resin furniture has become an increasingly popular trend, as its durability and ease of cleaning make them an affordable alternative to rattan furniture. Finding the appropriate synthetic resin resin type for your needs is vitally important to prolonging its longevity; with numerous types available ranging from those more durable than others to ones with stronger scents; when selecting one make sure it offers excellent water and heat resistance as well as UV protection for optimal longevity.

As much as synthetic wicker furniture may seem appealing, high-quality rattan is the superior option, being composed of fibers designed to withstand all weather conditions and last longer than any other form of patio furniture. Although more costly, its worth investing in high-quality rattan chairs for patio use.

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) offers another solution for outdoor wicker furniture: its solid color throughout will not peel over time like PVC does, and won’t show unintended patterns of mismatched hues over time. Plus, HDPE’s durability stands up well against weather elements including rainstorms, snowfall and direct sunlight exposure.

When cleaning synthetic wicker furniture, start by hosing it down. Next, if possible remove cushion covers and scrub them with a soft bristle brush to loosen any dirt. If this is not an option for you, gentle cycle washing should suffice if they cannot be taken apart. Finally, store it away during winter by covering to protect from sun and wind damage, or twice each year apply lemon oil-soaked cloths to protect it against cracking and fading.


Metal deck and patio furniture left outdoors takes quite the beating over time, from unsightly scratches to vinyl straps loosening or discoloring, mesh sling rips ripping out, fasteners coming loose, fasteners popping off. Instead of investing in new pieces altogether, revamp existing ones for much less cost; with some effort you could revive painted aluminum furniture with vinyl-strap backs or one-piece mesh slings to rejuvenate its looks!

Your chairs can look as good as new with just some patience and some simple tools. First, clean the frame using mild soapy water applied with either a plastic scrubbing sponge or very fine steel wool; rinse using the garden hose afterward to dry. Sand the furniture lightly with 100-grit sandpaper before smoothing with 220-grit paper to prepare it for painting using touch up brushes on small nicks or spray cans for larger scratches.

Alternative Method: For an all-purpose cleaner such as Detergent and water, use a stiff bristle brush. Rinse off and dry furniture completely using a cloth. Additionally, if signs of oxidation or rust appear on metal finishes, rub lightly with steel wool before applying nonhazing automotive paste wax as a final touch to help preserve their finish – this should be done each season before storing away for winter storage.

If your patio furniture features sling fabric on an aluminum base, remove it and take steps to change its fasteners (nylon rivets or aluminum clips). Install new fasteners (either nylon rivets or aluminum clips). Stretch vinyl strap over frame; replace existing fasteners if necessary with new ones and stretch vinyl strap over it. If old clips were being used as single or double wrap straps that exposed plastic pegs or covered fasteners with exposed fasteners (a common practice among manufacturers of furniture), measure with cloth tape measure how long this should be; order enough aluminum clips/strap ends/ends along with extra ends in case one should become necessary!


Steel clips are unique fasteners designed to easily slide into holes on rails or beams, offering strong yet concealed connections. To use metal clips properly, soak straps in hot (but not boiling) water (not for too long!) prior to applying them to frames with heavy clamp pressure applied by clamp jaws. Also consider investing in golf gloves to reduce finger burn when handling heated vinyl straps.

Aluminum, stainless steel or wrought iron patio furniture is popular because of its sturdy build quality and lack of corrosion in most climates. To clean a metal frame, mix a cleaning solution with warm water and use a scrub brush or sponge with it; if your furniture has become rusted use steel wool to remove the rust then repaint to prevent further rusting. Plastic and resin patio furniture offer more cost-effective alternatives and often withstand most weather conditions without succumbing to rusting; home improvement stores usually sell furniture covers that will protect it against the elements keeping it looking brand new for years!