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Ero 2,861 945 December 28, 2015 at 12:05 PM More Amazon Deals
Ehhh I'm not sure if this is tech support, but we've had house-related stuff here before, so close enough.

It's my first year owning a patio set and I'm looking to protect it from the elements this winter.

I keep finding products like this which look good, but they only protect the back and seat, or the tabletop in the case of a table.
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Acc...B000HCR89M

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Acc...B00BBAP6ES

If you have any suggestions for me please I'd love to hear them, because I don't really have any good ideas myself and haven't found any product that definitively will cover legs.

Thanks!
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What is the nature of the material you are trying to protect? Do you want a solution that you can remove and reinstate easily, or do you plan to keep things covered until spring? Why not just wrap the legs in plastic?
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if its cast iron you will find yourself spray painting it from time to time. if you can find a small shop that paints old cars they might be able to use better paint and do a better job.

also, cover the table and chairs with a tarp. the kind with the eye holes that you can tie it down to the legs.
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Quote from hbarnwheeler View Post :
What is the nature of the material you are trying to protect? Do you want a solution that you can remove and reinstate easily, or do you plan to keep things covered until spring? Why not just wrap the legs in plastic?
Wrapping them in plastic is not a bad idea, I guess I'm looking for a one step solution to keep it simple. I'm not going to unwrap it until the spring for sure.

The furniture's frame seems like coated cast iron I guess, I'm trying to keep it from oxidizing and getting discolored.

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if its cast iron you will find yourself spray painting it from time to time. if you can find a small shop that paints old cars they might be able to use better paint and do a better job.

also, cover the table and chairs with a tarp. the kind with the eye holes that you can tie it down to the legs.
Hmm I hadn't thought of this. So you're saying instead of wrapping the stuff individually, just build a tent of sorts around it? Could be fun Smilie
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Wrapping them in plastic is not a bad idea, I guess I'm looking for a one step solution to keep it simple. I'm not going to unwrap it until the spring for sure.

The furniture's frame seems like coated cast iron I guess, I'm trying to keep it from oxidizing and getting discolored.


Hmm I hadn't thought of this. So you're saying instead of wrapping the stuff individually, just build a tent of sorts around it? Could be fun Smilie
also, if you want to protect the bottom as much at the top, put a tarp under each item and tie it to the top first. then, put a tarp on the top and tie it to the bottom. this way each item is completely wrapped up.

tarps are much cheaper then those expensive covers. then the top tarp start getting weathered, just use the top ont he bottom and bottom on the top.

home depot has sales on tarps every couple of months.
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Hmm I hadn't thought of this. So you're saying instead of wrapping the stuff individually, just build a tent of sorts around it? Could be fun Smilie
Or, you could just buy a cheap, waterproof tent and put it all inside, provided you can secure it to the deck.

I think the easiest thing might just be to use a cover combined with some heavy duty trash bags and elastic bands, or something similar.
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also, if you want to protect the bottom as much at the top, put a tarp under each item and tie it to the top first. then, put a tarp on the top and tie it to the bottom. this way each item is completely wrapped up.
Cheap, effective, I like it. Thank you!
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Or, you could just buy a cheap, waterproof tent and put it all inside, provided you can secure it to the deck.
LOL! I don't know why, but in the whole process of figuring out a way to origami tents out of tarp, the concept of 'JUST BUY A TENT, STUPID' never even occurred to me. I read this and burst out laughing at how brilliantly simple it is. And the tent could do double-duty for the summer. THANKS!


+reps for both of you fine folks.
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Cheap, effective, I like it. Thank you!

LOL! I don't know why, but in the whole process of figuring out a way to origami tents out of tarp, the concept of 'JUST BUY A TENT, STUPID' never even occurred to me. I read this and burst out laughing at how brilliantly simple it is. And the tent could do double-duty for the summer. THANKS!


+reps for both of you fine folks.
tent idea sounds really good. throw a cheap tarp over the top to protect the tent top from the elements (sun, rain, etc.) and can be cheaply replaced as needed.

so when its raining or cold you can still be out on the patio. just use a small heater to warm up the inside of the tent.
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Cheap, effective, I like it. Thank you!

LOL! I don't know why, but in the whole process of figuring out a way to origami tents out of tarp, the concept of 'JUST BUY A TENT, STUPID' never even occurred to me. I read this and burst out laughing at how brilliantly simple it is. And the tent could do double-duty for the summer. THANKS!
I'm glad I could help. I suspect that a couple of tarps and some ingenuity would be significantly cheaper than a truly weather-proof tent, but I haven't looked into it. A cheap tent combined with a tarp to cover might be the easiest. If you go with a tent, make sure the door is large enough for your furniture.
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Shed, Garage, Basement? I always bring in my little patio set in the winter.
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I use something like this to cover the entire set: http://www.amazon.com/Patio-Squar...ture+cover Much easier and quicker to just have one cover. I stack all pillows in the center so water doesn't accumulate and form a huge puddle.
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