Does your outdoor space accommodate a pergola? If yes, you’ll agree when we say that it’s probably the most aesthetically pleasing element in your yard, enhancing the space to a whole new level.
However, to keep the beauty of your yard intact with the presence of your pergola, make sure you maintain it regularly. Here are some effective tips and tricks on how to look after your pergola.
1. Cleanse it
Invest in a high-quality cleanser to clean your pergola every time it gets dusty or dirty. Use a clean brush with tough bristles to ensure all the stubborn areas are cleaned properly. You can also use a toothbrush for cleaning stubborn spots.
In case your pergola is made from metal, use a bristle brush to get rid of all the rust. However, if your pergola is created from vinyl, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the cleanser.
2. Remove Stains and Mildews
This is something you should do after washing your pergola. Look closely for unwanted spots on your pergola. You can’t risk ignoring them, as they may leave your pergola looking unpleasant.
To remove stains and mildew from your pergola, prepare a DIY cleaner at home. Combine a cup of oxygen bleach and a gallon of water. Mix thoroughly and apply it to the affected areas of your pergola. After the stains have lightened up, wash the pergola again with soap and water.
3. Look for Damaged Areas
Now that you have thoroughly rinsed your pergola, examine your structure carefully. Walk around it and look closely for major damages. If you come across some prominent cuts and dings, touch up that area. Purchase a touch-up kit specifically designed for repainting a pergola.
Note that some pergolas come with touch-up kits for the purpose of fixing the damages. If you need to buy a refurbishment kit for your pergola, make sure you get the one that helps increase the lifespan of your pergola.
4. Vine Trimming
Some pergola owners like to grow creepers along their pergolas. If your pergola is beautified with thick vines and flowers, make sure to trim them a couple of times annually. This will help decrease the burden on your pergola posts and frames and will ensure fresh greenery to re-grow on them.
5. Look Around Your Pergola
Perhaps your pergola is perfectly fine. And the only improvement needed is in its surroundings. Maybe you need to spruce up the yard furniture or add some decorative pieces in there.
Looking after your pergola is crucial to enhance the structure and double its lifespan. If you are looking for the best pergolas or workers to install the perfect pergola in your patio, click here.
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