Keep the Beauty of Wicker Furniture

Posted on September 24, 2010

Nowadays various style of wicker furniture including one made from rattan, is used both for indoors and outdoors, particular on porches and patios.  Wicker and rattan furniture is not actually outdoor furniture though it is used for this purpose. The wicker and rattan furniture can be affected by the wind and rain and is specifically impacted by moisture. Some humidity brings an advantage. The heat that is consistent indoors will dry out the wicker inside the home. Add the moisture needed by wiping occasionally with a damp cloth. You will notice it if heard some cracking sound when sit on it.

Do not forget to dust your wicker by wiping with a soft cloth or vacuum regularly. To remove spills and stains, use a mild dish washing liquid, wring somewhat dry and wipe gently. Regular cleaning should be done, perhaps every few weeks to keep your wicker furniture at finest condition. Vacuum the dust from the wicker or hand dust, and then wash with the suds only of a mixture of gentle detergent and warm water then rinse it with clear water.

Clean furniture that is all wickers thoroughly at least annually. If it is painted, it should not be saturated with water, this could cause damage to the paint, and simply clean with mild soapy water and a sponge that is not dripping wet. If the wicker furniture has real wood built into the unit, clean with the normal method for cleaning wood furniture, and wipe the wicker part, down with mild soap, water, and a sponge. First, dust the wicker by hand or by using a vacuum, being careful to remove all abrasive soil. Use slightly warm scarcely soapy water, and a sponge or cloth to wash entire piece. To clean every crevice, us a soft bristled brush. Rinse completely, and place in sun to dry fully. A fan may be used or perhaps a hair drier, however make sure the furniture is very dry.

Setting on your wicker and rattan furniture before it is completely dry will cause a distortion in shape. Do not allow any pressure for at least a few days after you are certain it is dry. Using a varnish or lacquer finish or painting the wicker furniture, can alleviate the washing and cleaning process by a great degree. After applying the surface paint or varnish, the furniture needs several days of drying.