Wicker Furniture Cleaning Tips: Part Two
Summary: Proper cleaning habits can prolong the life of your wicker furniture and maximize its life span.
As mentioned in the previous article, we at Wicker Paradise want you to get the most out of your wicker furniture. And in order to do that, proper care must be observed to ensure that it keeps that poignant look about it. This guide will provide additional tips on how you can maintain and clean your wicker furniture so it remains a beautiful part of your household.
Wicker pieces require a thorough cleaning at least one or twice a year – everything from the patio furniture cushions to the innards of the wicker piece itself. To do this, take a moist microfiber cloth and gently rub the wicker surface from top to bottom.
Be sure not to miss any section as dust and dirt regularly builds up – especially with sunroom furniture.
Mold and Mildew
A common sight for sore eyes is the growth of mold and mildew. However, eliminating this is rather easy. Mix together white vinegar (25%) and room temperature water (75%) and wipe the entire wicker piece down. Follow this by wiping the furniture piece with regular water.
Repairing Damaged Furniture
If your wicker furniture has damaged or broken slats, you can easily repair this with specially designed wood glue. Isolate the damaged area and place the glue to fit the slat. Allow ample time for the glue to settle and dry before continuing to clean further. On the other hand, if the damage is too severe, you may need to take it to a professional for repair.
The Bottom Line
Wicker furniture can compliment any living space, whether indoor or outdoor. By cleaning them regularly (and thoroughly), your pieces will shine vibrantly amongst your other furniture pieces. We at Wicker Paradise also recommend adding one of our Treasure Garden Umbrellas to your patio or sunroom to add a touch of elegance to your outdoor design.