You can successfully clean your wicker furniture – no matter if it is indoor wicker or outdoor wicker, there are several things you can do to help get a better looking piece of furniture.
Some people even shy away from purchasing this type of furniture because of how hard they think it is to clean. Wicker is very versatile. It can be used throughout the home and outdoors. It is beautiful and functional.
Don’t deprive yourself from it because of how it needs to be cleaned. Let’s make it simpler for you.
Here are some amazing tips that will allow you to have the most beautiful wicker furniture! All you need is a toothbrush, paint brush (cut the bristles about half way down from the end), a bristle brush, small with medium stiff bristles and a dowel that you will sharpen like a pencil.
Indoor Wicker Furniture
First remove dust from the furniture by vacuuming it with a dust attachment. A good quality vacuum will suck quite a bit of the dust from it instantly making it look better.
Make a solution to clean it with. This solution should be two tablespoons of ammonia for each gallon of water that you use. You do not need any harsh chemicals.
Keep the amount of water that you use to a minimum. To clean it, put the solution into a bucket and then wash as you go. Do not drench the furniture in the water as this can damage it. You can rinse the wicker off with a hose if you choose too, but dry it quickly with absorbent cotton towels or cloths.
If the wicker gets too wet, it is going to get much too limp to use. The good news is that it will still dry in the right manner if allowed to do so quickly. If your furniture does get really wet, you will need to dry it off as soon as possible. But, make sure that you do not weaken or stress the strand length. If you do, the furniture will dry to improper size and will be distorted.
Outdoor Wicker Furniture
Probably the worst pieces of furniture to clean are those that are outdoors. But, you can do it. You will first want to tip the furniture on its side to clean it. Make sure the tighter weave is to the top. That way, the moisture will run down to the looser end which makes it easier to clean up.
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