|Brisbane Garden Sheds - Blog #4|
INCREASE THE LIFE OF YOUR GARDEN SHED!
Let's make this your annual garden shed maintenance time.
Brisbane Garden Sheds wants to provide you with tips and tricks to keep your garden shed
looking and running like brand new.
Garden Shed Doors
All garden shed doors require maintenance as the shed starts to age, here are some helpful tips to prolong the life of your doors.
For sliding door model garden sheds spray the plastic door glides, and inside the top track
with a silicone spray. Silicone spray is a dry lubricant and does not attract dust and dirt
like oil base lubricants, this allows the doors to slide open with ease. Also, cleaning out the sliding door track will ensure the doors slide smoothly. If this track becomes filled with dirt and other debris, simply sweep it out.
For hinged door garden sheds, some WD40 lubricant or similar sprayed on the hinges will
Exterior of the Garden Shed
Washing the outside of your garden shed with a light detergent and water will keep it looking
brand new. This will remove any dust and dirt from the exterior and restore the surface.
The frequency of washing your garden shed is best determined by the location. For coastal surroundings, its best to do this twice a year. This ensures any salt build up is removed, if the salt is left too long on the shed it can damage the paint and reduce the life of your shed. For all other areas, once a year is sufficient.
Over time garden sheds get knocked, dented and scratched which can lead to paint damage. To prevent rusting of the areas, exterior touch up paint is suggested on the affected panels. Touch up paint can be purchased from your local hardware store.
Interior of the Garden Shed
In the cooler months, bugs and spiders like to take up residence in the warmth of your garden shed.
To avoid the creepy crawlers getting in, a simple insect bomb purchased from your local supermarket can keep this under control. Place the bomb inside your garden shed, set it off, close the doors and say goodbye to all those annoying bugs.
It's also vital to keep moisture out of your garden shed! Ensure that all ventilation on the garden shed is kept clear. Without sufficient ventilation, a build-up of moisture inside the shed will lead to mildew and mould.
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