How to Maintain Your Outdoor Wicker Chairs and Furniture
As we all know, there are many options for beautiful outdoor wicker furniture we can explore. Starting from outdoor white wicker chairs to modern dark brown wicker sofa, the options are plenty. Outdoor wicker dining chairs are even available if you plan to establish a cozy outdoor dining space to your patio. If you already have one, you surely know how important it is to maintain the appearance and condition of outdoor wicker chairs and furniture. Here are some things you can do to care for your outdoor wicker furniture!
The elegant woven appearance the outdoor wicker chairs and furniture have has its own drawback: it contains dirt and dust easily. Thus, it’s important to dust them regularly using feather duster or vacuum nozzle attachment. However, it is better to safe than sorry: buy weatherproof cushions to cover both of the bases and backs of the wicker chairs and sofas. The cushions are also useful if your antique wicker patio furniture starts fading.
Sadly, feather duster is sometimes not enough to clean off the dirt from your outdoor wicker chairs and furniture. This way, you will need something stronger. Use a solution made by mixing a gallon of water with two spoons of detergent or ammonia. Dampen a rag in the mixture and use it to wipe all of the surfaces of your outdoor wicker furniture. Rinse thoroughly.
The most important step, however, is to prevent anything that could destroy your outdoor wicker chairs and furniture from happening. Thus, it is important to keep your outdoor wicker furniture from prolonged exposure to snow and rain, as it cannot handle excess moisture well. Wicker furniture is also not recommended to be left all bare in an extremely humid place. Thus, place furniture in a covered place instead and check if there is any mildew and mold on your furniture. If you find any, clean with bleach solution.