Durability is just as important (if not more so) than beauty when it comes to outdoor Garden Lounge Set . Wicker in particular can be tricky to take care of, but luckily our all weather wicker stands the test of time. Woven from a highly resilient synthetic material, our all weather wicker is wrapped around a rust-proof aluminum frame and tested to withstand the elements. However, basic maintenance can help even the most durable materials last even longer. Read on to learn how to take care of your wicker outdoor furniture so that it lasts for many summers to come.
Clean for the Type of Furniture
You can clean most garden furniture with soap and water. A pressure washer with 1200 to 1350 psi is useful on a low setting for cleaning many types of patio furniture, as you can read in our guides to cleaning Plastic Lawn Chairs and Wrought-Iron Furniture. Read on to see gentler cleaning methods for specific types of patio furniture.
Wicker patio furniture
You can clean wicker patio furniture using a hose or pressure washer. Simply remove the cushions and spray off dirt and spills. If the wicker is especially dirty, use a sponge, mild soap, and cold water to wash.
Wood patio furniture
If your wood patio furniture has been coated with an exterior-grade varnish, it can be cleaned using soapy water. Be sure to completely rinse away suds with clean water and then allow the patio furniture to dry completely. Teak is the most popular type of wood furniture because it’s easy to maintain. Get the full rundown in How to Clean and Care for Teak Furniture.
Fabric outdoor furniture
Furniture such as hammocks and cloth chairs should be machine-washed using the gentle cycle. Add the appropriate amount of bleach to the wash cycle for white items and hang them outside to dry. For larger pieces that can’t be machine-washed, check out our specific care instructions in How to Clean Canvas Furniture.
How to care for outdoor wicker.
If you leave your rattan garden furniture outside on your patio, it is likely that it will collect dust and debris in its weaves over time. Dust, dirt and debris need to be removed from your furniture or they may end up collecting in the crevices of the weaves and causing mildew. A great way to remove loose dust and dirt is to use a vacuum cleaner. We highly recommend using the small brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner, if you have one. This will remove the loose dust and dirt quickly and easily.
Alternatively, you could always use a brush with non-abrasive bristles, like a toothbrush or nailbrush. Brushes of this size will be perfect for getting into all of the crevices of the weaves. Once you have removed the loose dust and dirt, we highly recommend cleaning your rattan furniture using warm water and a mild washing up detergent. If you own natural rattan furniture, it is important not to get it too wet. Instead of submerging a soft cloth into the water and soaking your furniture, we recommend just skimming the bubbles off the top instead.
After you have cleaned any dirt and marks off your furniture, slightly dampen a clean cloth and wipe it over your rattan dining table and chairs. Make sure you allow your furniture plenty of time to dry before using it again. Synthetic rattan garden furniture can withstand getting slightly wetter, so you could always use a hosepipe to clean your furniture instead. Just make sure that the water drains off properly and that you carry out the cleaning task on a windy day so your furniture dries quickly. Most people use cushions and seat covers on the rattan garden chairs to make them more comfortable. These cushions and seat covers need to be washed on a regular basis in order to keep them in tip top condition.
Most covers and cushions will be machine washable, but it is always best to check the label first. It is unlikely that you will be able to tumble dry them so make sure you leave them out to dry and do not put them back on your rattan chairs until both are dry.
Our Outdoor Rattan Set will become the focal point of your garden or patio. It is ideal for al fresco dining or for simply relaxing and enjoying the weather. Click https://www.insharefurniture.com/product/garden-set/ to learn more information