Limited exposure and indoor Wicker furniture maintenance tips.
Wicker furniture can be used inside or outside if it is
placed under a protective overhang, such as a patio with an
awning. The easiest way to keep wicker furniture clean is to
vacuum and then gently spray it with a garden hose and let dry
in the sun. The beginning of the summer season is a good time to
do this. After cleaning you should not use
your furniture for a
day or two because when the wicker is wet it could dry in the wrong position if
sat on. If you donít expect to use your furniture during
the winter months you can lengthen it's life by covering it during
this period. After, several years you may want to refinish your
wicker furniture by applying new paint or varnish. If you do
decide to repaint or varnish your furniture be sure to
let it dry for a few days before using.
suggest cleaning your wicker furniture with a mild detergent
sponge or soft bristled brush. In our opinion this method is not
any more effective, than just vacuuming and washing with a
garden hose and could result in damage to the
wicker if you are not careful. If you decide to use this option
we suggest you first try cleaning a small item. One form
of mild detergent is a mixture of 1 tablespoon of mild
dish washing liquid per gallon of water.
If you are using your wicker
furniture indoor, vacuuming about once a month should keep it
clean and looking great. Be sure to use a soft brush attachment
on you vacuum cleaner. If you need to remove any spills, spot
cleaning with a soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent will
do the job. Be careful not to damage the wicker.
wicker maintenance tips
outdoor wicker furniture is constructed with an aluminum or
steel frame wrapped with resin/vinyl. You can clean this
type of furniture by using a mild detergent and washing with a
garden hose. Unlike natural wicker you can do this several time
during the season because this type of furniture is made to
withstand constant moisture.
Rattan furniture is more like a wood product than
wicker furniture. It is not as intricate as wicker furniture
unless it has a wicker weave combined in the design, which is
often the case. Generally, you can use a dust cloth and gently
remove any dust from the furniture. It is usually protected with
a lacquer finish and dirt is easily removed. If you do have a
wicker weave in your rattan furniture you can use a vacuum with
a soft brush attachment to clean between the weave.