Adirondack Chair Maintenance Tips

Don’t you just love spending the summer out back on your porch sipping sweet tea, relaxing in your Adirondack chair and listening to your favorite tunes? Or how about watching your spouse rake leaves during Fall while you enjoy the Fall colors blooming around you from the comfort of a cozy handcrafted Adirondack Chair? Sounds like heaven, doesn't it? However you choose to use your Adirondack chair, one thing is for certain, it is one of the best investments you will ever make. Like all good investments you will want to make sure that you take good care of your customized Adirondack chair. As The Best Adirondack Chair company provides chairs that are made to last the elements of Mother Nature and are naturally rot and insect resistant.

How Do You Clean Your Chair?

Cleaning with a soft cloth and Cetol1 by Sikkens, found at your local hardware, will work just fine on your Adirondack chair, yearly. However, every couple of weeks you may want to use a mild soap, cloth, and warm water to clean your chair from the dust and dirt from being outdoors. Once done spreading soapy water across the surface of your chair, rinse the soap off with warm water so it does not form a soapy mildew on the chair. If you plan on adding a finish to the chair make sure the surface of the chair is completely dry. In the event that you spill something on your chair, you should wipe the spill right away to ensure it maintains its new look for years to come.

If your handcrafted Adirondack chair is left unstained you will notice over time that the grain may begin to lift up. You can remedy this issue by sanding the surface to make it smooth again. As mentioned earlier, you will also want to get a small amount of Cetol 1 by Sikken to touch up your finished chair once a year (the springtime is usually your best bet). Just remember that it does not need to be put on perfectly as you are simply refreshing the finish of the chair. This will ensure your finish lasts longer and keeps that shiny new feel.

How Often Should You Refinish?

This really depends on your personal preference. We provide treated Dark Mahogany Adirondack chairs, Treated Light Honey Golden Adirondack chairs, and finely sanded Untreated Adirondack chairs. Untreated chairs typically weather to a grey-ish color due to the natural elements of the wood but the integrity of the wood is never compromised. No matter whether you choose finished or unfinished, we recommend that you clean your chair at least once a year. We choose Western red cedar specifically because it holds up so well outdoors, even in the harshest weather conditions. So remember, your beautiful high quality Adirondack chair will not need much maintenance, just a little wash every few weeks and a touch up on the finish, once a year.

For more information about maintaining the finish on your chair check out our product care page.