How Can I Prevent Hammock Fixings From Rusting?

A woman swinging in a hammock using smart-rope fixings

Hammocks are a great addition to any outdoor space or living area, providing a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere to unwind and soak up some sunshine. However, like any outdoor furniture, hammocks are exposed to the elements and can be susceptible to rust over time. Rusty hammock fixings can become quite a big issue, not only do they look unsightly, but they can also compromise the safety and stability of your hammock. This blog post will explore some of the ways you can prevent your hammock fixings from rusting and ensure your hammock remains a safe and enjoyable place to relax.

Choose hammock fixings made from durable materials

One of the easiest ways to prevent rust from forming on your hammock fixings is to choose the right materials. Galvanised Steel or aluminium are both great options as they are highly resistant to rust and corrosion. These materials are also durable and have an impressive load capacity, our Jumbo Hammock Fixings can hold an impressive 150kg! When shopping for hammock fixings, be sure to check the materials used in the fixings to ensure they are rust resistant.

A hammock stand covered with a hammock cover in a garden

Keep your hammock dry

Another easy way to prevent rust from forming on your hammock fixings is to keep your hammock dry. Moisture is one of the primary causes of rust, so it is important to protect your hammock from rain, dew, and other sources of moisture. If you plan to leave your hammock outside for an extended period, consider investing in a weatherproof cover to protect it from the elements, we’ve got some covers here. When the hammock is not in use, store it in a dry, indoor space to prevent moisture from accumulating on the fixings.

Clean and maintain your hammock regularly

Regular cleaning and maintenance can also help prevent rust from forming on your hammock fixings. Use a soft brush or cloth to remove dirt, dust, and other debris from the fixings, and be sure to dry them thoroughly after cleaning. Applying a rust inhibitor or protective coating to the fixings can also help prevent rust from forming. We recommend regular cleaning during the colder months and storing your hammock and fixings in your shed or any other indoor space.

Avoid using harsh chemicals

Using harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia, to clean your hammock fixings can contribute to rust formation. These chemicals can strip away the protective coatings on the fixings, leaving them vulnerable to rust and corrosion. Instead, use a mild soap and water solution to clean your hammock fixings, and avoid using any abrasive or acidic cleaning products.

Preventing your hammock fixings from rusting requires a combination of careful maintenance, proper storage, and choosing the right materials. By following these tips, you can help extend the life of your hammock and ensure it remains a safe and enjoyable place to relax. Remember to always check your hammock fixings for signs of rust and corrosion and replace them if necessary to ensure your hammock remains stable and secure. With a little bit of effort and care, you can enjoy your hammock for years to come.

We hope you enjoyed our blog, if you’ve got any more questions regarding hammock fixings, don’t hesitate to get in touch!