How to Care for Your Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Outdoor wicker furniture is a wonderful investment. If you buy from a reputable company, such as KOZY Kingdom, you’ll be getting a high quality, long-lasting, beautiful set of furniture that will serve you well for years to come.

Of course, a large part of the responsibility of keeping your wicker in great shape rests with you, as the owner and regular caretaker! That’s why it’s important to understand how wicker furniture is unique, and what you can do to keep it clean and looking great.

Dust-free wicker

All furniture gets a coating of dust and other debris (such as leaves, sticks and pet hair) over time, and wicker is certainly no exception. In fact, it can be a little trickier to get some of that out, since wicker has so many tiny divots and crevices. Fortunately, outdoor wicker furniture can be cleaned with a water hose. Spray is down to remove dirt and pollination that fall from the trees and plants, especially in the spring and fall. You can also clean with a soft brush and mild detergent.

Keep it clean

Another normal part of life with lived-in, well-loved furniture is the occasional spill. When you’re out enjoying a glass of wine with your girlfriends, eventually there comes a time when someone will jostle your arm. Or, if you have kids, there’s probably an endless list of liquids (from juice boxes to chocolate milk) that might threaten the cleanliness of your wicker!

Luckily, it’s not hard to get your wicker back up to spec again. Remember, our outdoor wicker is water proof and can be cleaned by spraying with a hose. The cushions can be cleaned by using a soft brush and mild detergent, such as, dish washing soap.

Avoid the damaging stuff

In general, it’s best to stick with mild cleaners, such as dish washing soap to clean your wicker furniture. Avoid using  strong detergents that might damage the finish or the wicker itself.

Cover it up

Outdoor wicker furniture is meant to stand up to cold temperatures and inclement weather, but even the best furniture needs some extra TLC during rotten or freezing weather. For this reason, it’s smart to purchase a good quality furniture cover if you plan to leave your wicker set outside all year. Make sure to thoroughly clean your wicker furniture before you put the cover on, so you don’t encourage mold growth or damage. If you want to take your furniture inside, store it somewhere clean, dry and away from any moisture.

If you’re ready to purchase an excellent set of outdoor wicker furniture, or have questions about your current set, give KOZY Kingdom a call today!