How to care for reclaimed metal garden furniture

Reclaimed metal garden furniture not only looks elegant, it is also sturdy and long-lasting, making it a highly cost-effective investment.

Often made from aluminium, steel, or iron, metal garden furniture is great at withstanding the weather as well as the test of time. Its excellent longevity makes it both a cost-effective and environmentally friendly addition to any garden.

Whilst metal garden furniture generally requires very little upkeep, proper care will increase its lifespan and keep it looking new for longer.

Here are our top tips for keeping rust at bay and preventing scratches and stains from damaging your metal garden furniture.

Regular, gentle cleaning

Most metal furniture is finished with a protective coating which can be damaged by harsh cleaning solutions and methods, leaving furniture vulnerable to rust. Always use a mild cleaning solution and a non-abrasive sponge to gently wipe dirt from your furniture.


Where possible, you should always protect your furniture from the elements. If you have space, store it away in a garage or shed when it is not being used. If this is not an option, cover it up with a protective cover in between uses.

Apply car wax

Once you have cleaned and dried your furniture, apply a little high quality car wax to give it some extra protection from the rain.

Inspect and touch-up

By regularly inspecting your garden furniture for signs of rust or damage you can quickly deal with any problems before they get bigger and more difficult to repair. If you notice any rust or damaged paint, simply use a fine-grit sandpaper to sand away the rust or rough edges before touching up the area with a lick of paint for protections and to keep your furniture looking new.

If you regularly clean and maintain your metal garden furniture it will bring you enjoyment for many years to come.

Browse the reclaimed garden furniturethat we currently have in stock here at Beeston Reclamation.