Summary: Wicker is perfect for the outdoors, but can take a beating from the weather. With some care and maintenance like regular brushing, adjusting the weave, covering it, and a touch-up paint coat, wicker furniture will last for years.
The iconic look of wicker lends itself to patios, backyards, poolsides, and other outdoor areas. Unfortunately, when outside, the exposure to the elements can wreak havoc with any furniture. The only way to get the most out of your wicker furniture is consistent maintenance. Here is a quick primer on how to look after and maintain wicker furniture:
Wicker is easy to care for, all you need to do is brush the furniture regularly. The most dirt and grit you find the most often it will need cleaning. When you don’t brush them, little bits of dirt and organic matter will collect and cause mold and mildew to form.
Alternatively, another method to preserving the furniture is to cover them when nobody is using them. You can take it one step further and even store them away during times of extreme weather, thereby reducing the exposure to the weather.
In addition to the brushing, have a look at the weave every month or so and move them back in to place. The weave moves around and gives enough time can cause the substance to stretch and fray.
Painted wicker will fade and get damaged over time. A touch-up coat from a spray can keep it looking new and protect the wicker at the same time. Look at the frame, as some frames are painted and will require a touch-up coat.
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