Improve Curb Appeal - 5 Tips to Clean & Restore Outdoor Gear
5 Quick Tips to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home
Improving the curb appeal of your home is very simple. Cleaning your outdoor gear helps, but it’s the restoration of your patio furniture, grills and garden art that really makes it shine. Not only will your yard, equipment and fixtures look great but proper maintenance also helps everything last longer.
All of your outdoor, garden, pool and patio equipment is subject to the elements. Sun, rain, wind and freezing temperatures all have a negative impact on your tools and equipment unless they’re regularly restored and protected. Today we are going to share with you ways to restore and protect your vinyl, plastic, stone, fiberglass, metal and other outdoor accessories.
Curb appeal can have a positive or negative effect especially for people trying to sell their property. Sprucing up the yard is nice on the eyes and as an added benefit - this simple chore may also increase the offer price if you’re trying to sell your home!
1. Cleaning Garden Equipment
Gardening equipment and tools spend much of their time out in the elements. The excessive exposure can lead to fading metal, rust, oxidation, sun and water damage, and in some cases wood rot. It’s best to have a covered, dry place to store your tools at the end of the day.
If you want to extend the life of your lawn equipment and garden decorations, it’s a good idea to clean all of your tools after use, especially if they’ve been in the dirt and have wooden handles. Soil holds moisture which can lead to wood rot and rusty metal. At the beginning and end of every growing season, you can use Rejuvenate’s Restorer Wipes to help restore and protect your important garden tools and equipment.
2. How to Clean and Restore Siding
Warmer weather means the lawn gets mowed regularly. It seems that no matter how careful a person is, a lot of grass ends up hitting the lower siding leaving behind ugly green stains. Too much of a build-up can lead to serious issues with the siding whether it is plastic, vinyl, or wood and after a while the siding begins to look faded, yellowed and stained.
If you want to avoid extra scrubbing then it’s wise to make use of a good outdoor window and surface cleaner. Spray it on and let it soak just a little then wipe it off. For stubborn stains, you may want to use a medium-bristled scrub brush before spraying it off. Touch up the siding with some restorative and protective wipes and you’re good to go.
3. Protect Aluminum Fencing & Accessories
Your aluminum fences start out so shiny with silver glints of the sun, but over time they begin to dull and fade. Dirt, air pollutants, dust, exhaust particles, and much more settle on the fences so before you try to restore fencing, make sure to give it a good cleaning.
Rejuvenate Restorer Wipes don’t clean the surface - they are strictly for detailing, restoration, and protection. Once your fence is clean it’s time to wipe it down. The wipes will help bring back the shine and protect your fencing from further dulling.
4. Restore Faded Shutters
Protecting and restoring your vinyl, metal or plastic shutters can save you time and money between paint jobs. Restoring the shutters in your home can also really add to the curb appeal of your property. You can usually remove the screws and take them down for a good scrubbing.
If you live on a gravel or dirt road it’s good to spray them off really well before you scrub them. Re-painting shutters is a time-consuming and expensive task, but you might be able to avoid that chore with a thorough cleaning, followed by Rejuvenate’s Pre-Saturated Restorer Wipes.
5. Protect BBQ Grill & Smokers
For anyone that’s ever used an outdoor grill, you probably know the feeling of getting ready to cook some steaks, when you reach for your spatula and the handle is all caked with who knows what. The sun begins to fade the grill and rain water causes oxidation, which eventually takes a toll on how your grill looks and operates.
To protect your grill from the natural elements, you might want to invest in a weather-resistant canvas or nylon grill cover. But, if your grill or BBQ smoker has sat outside, been exposed to winds, rain, sun or snow, pick up a package of Rejuvenate’s Restorer Wipes to make it shine like new. Do a thorough cleaning to remove any grease and grime, before using the wipes to protect your prized possession from further oxidation and sun damage.
Whether you are just looking to improve your curb appeal for personal reasons, or you’re trying to sell a property, these 5 handy tips can help you meet that goal. With a bit of help from Rejuvenate get ready to clean, protect and restore your outdoor gear to keep it looking it’s best for many years to come.