There’s no denying that buying a backyard swing set is an investment. While you are making a purchase that can help make your children happy and healthy, it can still be a bit of a strain on the wallet. Because of the expense, people often choose wooden sets because of the aesthetics, but also because of the durability of the wood. We have compiled a couple approaches you can take in order to better prepare your wooden backyard playset for years to come so that you can get the most life out of your investment.
Preparation #1 – Sealing and Staining
Sealing or staining your swing set can bring new life to the wood by maintaining its natural color. By annually staining, you will also help prevent any cracking or checking that may happen to the bigger support timbers.
How To Properly Stain Your Swing Set
- Take off any accessories attached to the swing set and remove any toys from on or around the set.
- Clean the equipment with soap and water or use a power washer for a faster cleaning. Let the swing set dry.
- Once the wood is dry, you should look closely at the wood and sand any rough patches.
- After you sand, begin applying stain or sealer. Make sure to wait a full 24 hours for the coat to dry.
If you would like more detailed instructions, read these staining tips.
Preparation #2 – Encourage Your Children to Play
Even though it might require a few extra layers of clothing, your children can still use their playset year-round. Slide and jump into piles of snow or build a snow fort around the play area. The opportunities are endless with just a little imagination. You will appreciate your investment more as you see your children getting use out of it throughout the entire year.
Keep your set maintained, safe, and long lasting for many years with this round up of preparation tips! You and your children will love playing on this purchase no matter the time of year. Visit our store for more information on our products.