Protecting Your Patio Furniture: Steps for Caring and Cleaning

Comments · 28 Views

When you invest in rattan effect Plastic Rattan Set , you want to ensure that it’s going to provide you with outdoor seating or dining

When you invest in rattan effect Plastic Rattan Set , you want to ensure that it’s going to provide you with outdoor seating or dining for years to come.

But when winter weather hits, will your plastic furniture stand up to the elements? What about teak or cedar? No matter what furniture materials your patio set is made of, properly caring for and storing your pieces when not in use will allow you to enjoy them for many years to come.

Keep reading to learn how to store patio furniture. You’ll be ready to develop a plan for next fall by getting your furniture back into shape now, keeping it that way all summer and properly prepping it for its next storage period.

Clean Your Patio Furniture Regularly

No matter what the material, a little bit of maintenance and routine cleaning will keep your wicker furniture looking great. An occasional quick clean works wonders and covering outdoor wicker furniture when it's not in use will prevent fading. Resin wicker is more durable and less susceptible to rot and splintering and can easily be cleaned with soap in water. While sturdy, resin wicker pieces used outdoors should still be covered when not in use.

For routine cleaning of wicker that's made of bamboo, rattan, or willow, brush off or vacuum as much of the surface dirt as you can. Then wash it with a soft brush and soapy water to which you've added one or two teaspoons of ammonia. Rinse well and let the piece dry outdoors in the sun. For those hard-to-reach places and crevices, use a can of compressed air (typically used for cleaning crevices in electronics and keyboards) to gently blast out the dirt and particles a vacuum can't reach. You can also use a toothbrush to get into tricky spots. Keep up on this regular dusting and vacuuming routine and a wicker piece should remain fairly pristine.

To remove grime from wicker furniture that's a more than just dusty, use a mild oil-base soap, such as Murphy Oil Soap, mixed with warm water. For a homemade cleaner, mix 1⁄4 cup ammonia, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Follow any ventilation recommendations and other precautions outlined by the ammonia manufacturer on the bottle. Patio furniture cleaners may also be effective for outdoor wicker furniture, but be sure to read directions carefully. Some patio furniture cleaners may need to be diluted if they are to be used on wicker furniture.

To clean wicker made from twisted paper or grasses, simply wipe with a damp cloth. Furniture made from synthetic wicker materials can also often withstand being hosed down.

Caring for Wicker Furniture

The best way to care for both natural and resin wicker patio furniture is to keep it clean and dry. Vacuum it periodically with a brush attachment to remove dust and pollen, as needed. Keeping wicker clean extends its life because dust and other organic material can easily collect in the crevices of the weave and cause mildew, which leads to a breakdown of fiber and eventual decay (of natural wicker). For the same reason, it's also important to clean up spills and stains as quickly as possible.

Although most wicker patio furniture is designed to stay outdoors year-round, it can become brittle in very cold weather and more elastic when it is very hot. As a result, using the furniture during very cold or hot weather can lead to premature wear. Also, excessively damp weather can lead to mildew, particularly with natural wicker.

All wicker patio furniture will last longer and retain its color best if it is kept under a patio roof or other cover and is not exposed to direct sunlight. Sunlight can damage natural wicker fibers and cause unraveling or cracking, and it is hard on paint. Resin wicker also is damaged by direct sun, despite what manufacturers may claim; sunlight damages all plastic.

If your furniture is not protected by an overhead shelter, you can extend its life by covering it or moving it to a more protected spot during wet weather and when the temperature is very hot or very cold.

Rattan furniture requires regular dusting and cleaning in order to keep it in a good condition. Luckily it is very easy to clean and will not take you very long at all. If you require more information, then please feel free to contact Plastic Rattan Set Manufacturer Inshare Furniture(Zhejiang) Co., Ltd or visit our site: https://www.insharefurniture.com/product/plastic-sofa-set/

Comments