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The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Indoor or Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Keep your indoor rattan sets or outdoor wicker furniture looking like new with our expert guide to cleaning and maintenance. Learn the best tips and tricks for care today.

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How to Clean Indoor Rattan or Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Welcome to the most complete guide on how to clean your wicker outdoor furniture! We know how important it is to keep your outdoor furniture looking good all year, so we've put together this complete guide to help you keep your wicker furniture clean and in good shape.

Wicker furniture is a great choice for outdoor spaces because it is durable, light, and has a classic and timeless look. But you need to clean your wicker furniture often if you want it to last for many years. If you don't clean your wicker furniture, dirt, dust, and mildew can build up on it. This makes it look bad and can even damage the fibers.

In this guide, we'll show you everything you need to know to keep your outdoor wicker furniture clean and in good shape. We'll tell you everything you need to know, from what tools and materials you'll need to how to clean different kinds of wicker.


Needed Tools and Materials to Clean Your Outdoor Wicker Furniture



Before you start cleaning your wicker furniture, you'll need the following tools and supplies:
  • Brush or toothbrush with soft bristles
  • Mild soap or vinegar
  • Water
  • Sponge or cloth
  • Garden hose (if available)
  • Gloves for protection (optional)


  • How to Clean Wicker Furniture



  • 1. Take off any cushions, covers, or other things that might be on the furniture.
  • 2. Gently remove any loose dirt, dust, or debris from the wicker with a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush. Pay extra attention to the cracks and corners, which are where dirt tends to gather.
  • 3. Make a cleaning solution by putting vinegar or mild detergent in a bucket and adding water.
  • 4. Soak a sponge or cloth in the cleaning solution and squeeze out any extra liquid.
  • 5. Gently clean the wicker furniture with the sponge or cloth. Be careful not to rub too hard or apply too much pressure, as this can damage the fibers.
  • 6. Use a garden hose or clean water to rinse the furniture to get rid of any leftover cleaning solution.
  • 7. Use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe off any extra water from the furniture.
  • 8. Before you use the furniture again, let it dry completely in the air.



  • Different types of wicker furniture and how to clean them



    There are two main kinds of wicker: natural and artificial. Wicker that is made from plants, like bamboo or rattan furniture, is called natural wicker. Wicker that is made from plastic or resin is called synthetic outdoor wicker furniture. Here are the best ways to clean each kind of wicker:

    How to Clean Wicker Material

  • 1. The same way shown above can be used to clean natural wicker. But it's important not to get the wicker too wet, because that can make it warp or get bent out of shape.
  • 2.If you see mold or mildew on your natural wicker furniture, fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar. Spray the solution on the area that needs it, and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Use a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush to gently scrub the area, then rinse with clean water and let the furniture dry completely on its own.


  • How to Clean Wicker Made Out of Resin or Vinyl

  • 1. Synthetic wicker is more durable and resistant to water than natural wicker, so it can be cleaned with a garden hose or pressure washer on a low setting.
  • 2. If you want to clean your synthetic wicker furniture by hand, use the same method as above, but make sure to rinse the furniture well to get rid of any soap residue.



  • How to Keep Your Wicker Furniture in Good Shape So It Does Not Need Future Repairs

    Here are a couple of tips on how to take care of your wicker furniture so it stays in great shape:

    *Keep your wicker furniture inside or under a cover when the weather is bad to keep it from getting damaged. * Don't put heavy things on your wicker furniture.

    When you want to clean your wicker furniture, you should first get rid of any loose dirt or debris on the surface. You can gently sweep away any dirt or dust that has gathered on the wicker with a soft brush or cloth. This is an important first step because it will help keep the surface of the furniture from getting scratched or hurt in other ways.

    After removing any dirt or dust from the furniture's surface, you can clean it with a mild cleaning solution. Warm water and mild dish soap can be used to make a good cleaning solution. Mix a small amount of dish soap into a bucket of warm water, and then use a soft cloth or sponge to apply the solution to the furniture.

    Work in small sections, and don't use too much water or soap, as this can damage the wicker or make it soggy. After you clean each section, rinse off any soap residue with a clean, damp cloth.

    When you're done cleaning your wicker furniture, you should let it dry completely before you use it again. Place the furniture in a well-ventilated area or use a fan to move air around it to speed up the drying process.

    You should clean your wicker furniture often, but there are a few other things you can do to keep it looking great. For example, you can put a protective coating on the furniture's surface to help keep it from getting damaged by the sun or other things in the environment. There are many things that can be used for this, such as clear varnishes or sealants.

    To keep your wicker furniture in good shape, it's also important to keep it out of harsh weather. Keep your furniture under a roof, like on a porch or in a sunroom, if you can. This will protect it from rain, wind, and other weather.


    If you use these tips and take care of your wicker furniture, it will look great for many years. Whether you have just a few pieces of wicker furniture or a whole set, these simple steps will help you keep it looking good and working well for many years. Wicker Paradise offers brand new premium quality wicker furniture sets that you can enjoy for many years to come. We also have protective covers that you can purchase to protect your investment. Add in these tips and they will be looking like new for decades to come!




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