Keep Your Wicker Patio Furniture Looking its Best with these 5 Essential Tips
Wicker furniture is the perfect way to create a stylish and comfortable seating area whether you are looking to laze around the pool or you want to create a seating area on the patio.
Wicker is also one of the most durable of garden furniture materials, but it does need a little TLC to stay looking its best. Here are 5 cleaning and maintenance tips that will ensure your wicker patio furniture in Jackson, MS gives you many years of reliable use.
1. Give Your Wicker Patio Furniture the Brush Off
One of the best ways to keep your patio furniture clean and looking great is to brush it regularly. Use a soft but firm brush – a fingernail brush or vegetable brush is great and a toothbrush will ensure you can get into those little nooks easily. Brushing helps to loosen any dirt that has accumulated within the wicker weave of your tables and chairs.
2. How to Wash Your Wicker and Keep it Looking Great
The great thing about wicker patio furniture is that you can wash it thoroughly to keep it looking great. If you own wood wicker furniture, you should do this no more than twice a year. If you repeatedly get your wicker items wet, you could start to experience defects in the wood such as lifting and splitting. Synthetic ‘all weather’ wicker furniture can be washed as often as you like without these problems.
3. Rid Your Furniture of Mold and Mildew
Unfortunately, tables and chairs that are stored outside can often be susceptible to mold and mildew. These problems can show up as green tinges or black spots and are immune to warm water and soap no matter how hard you brush or scrub. What’s needed here is some serious firepower. Well, some bleach at least! Try adding one cup of bleach to one gallon of water and brushing with a soft-bristled brush. Make sure you rinse this solution off as bleach can discolor and damage your furniture.
4. Always Ensure You Dry Your Wicker Patio Furniture Thoroughly
Whenever you wash your wicker furniture or it becomes wet in the rain, make sure you dry it thoroughly. When wicker becomes wet, the weave starts to loosen and if not dried soon, it can start to warp. Use a dry cloth and leave in a sunny spot or bring indoors for 24-48 hours.
5. Our Best Advice for Wicker Furniture? Protective Covers Win Hands Down!
Of course, like most items that are left outside and exposed to the elements, a weatherproof cover is the best protection. The good news is that there are many protective covers available in a wide range of sizes and types. That means you can keep your chaise lounge, patio umbrellas, tables and chairs and other items in perfect condition all year round.
At Paradise Pools we offer an extensive range of Grosfillex patio furniture in Jackson, MS — perfect for poolside or patio. Call us now at (601) 499-4340 to learn more.