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How to Protect Your Furniture from the Sun’s UV Rays

Over time, the sun’s UV rays can cause your furniture to fade and wear out prematurely.

You recognize the signs of direct sun exposure on furniture from the lightened color and dry, dull tone that it takes on. You can even tell the difference from one side of a chair to the other depending on how it’s situated near a window. It takes the life and style away from your furniture and it’s a condition that is difficult to repair or restore. Follow this guide for protecting your furniture from the sun’s UV rays.  

Window Tinting

Use window tinting to lessen the amount of direct sun exposure your furniture will get. You will still benefit from natural sunlight getting into your home or office, but the impact of the sun’s UV rays will be much less harmful to your furniture. In addition to the tinting, add curtains to your window that you can use to completely block out the sun during its most intense hours.   

Protective Finishes

If you have wood furniture, the sun can cause permanent discoloration. You can protect your wood furniture by sealing its natural characteristics and colors in. Varnish is a top coat and is great for protecting wood from ultra-violet light and heat. Lacquer is another option that provides protection and is known for drying fast and providing lasting durability. In terms of fabric, outdoor furniture fabric is designed to withstand the constant exposure to the sun and other environmental elements. However, indoor furniture will fade, and leather will crack in the sun. Lighter fabrics will show less of a difference from sun fading. Applying a leather conditioner or a color refresh product to your leather will help minimize UV damage.   


Protect your furniture from the sun’s UV rays by moving it away from the window. Choose cooler and more shaded areas in the space to arrange your furniture and rugs. If that’s not feasible with the space you’re working with, try rotating your furniture around the room so that no one piece is affected only on one side. This will help you achieve more balance in the look of your furniture.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Your Window Tints!

American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.  We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTube, and Pinterest.

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