Wicker Patio Furniture Care
Wicker patio furniture is among the most best looking and comfortable outdoor furniture available. There is something about it that makes wicker
furniture quite unique. It is a type of patio furniture that is in its own class. If you are thinking of buying wicker patio furniture, here are some buying advice.
Natural wicker is not one of the most durable types of outdoor furniture. Therefore, natural wicker furniture is appropriate for persons that weigh less than 200 lbs each, and for families without overly physically active children. Observing these limitations and with proper care, your natural wicker furniture will provide years of service. Those affected by these limitations may want to consider vinyl or plastic wicker furniture. The frames are usually more sturdy because they use metal, not rattan as with natural wicker patio furniture, and vinyl or plastic wicker looks pretty much like the real thing.
Wicker furntiture can be damaged by exposure to moisture and excessive sunlight and heat. Therefore, natural wicker outdoor furniture is best placed in a covered area.
Suitable locations include a covered porch, patio, or enclosed deck or gazebo.
Wicker patio furniture will require some maintenance. Once a month, the wicker and cushions should be vacuumed using the vacuum's soft brush, then wiped with a damp cloth. At least once a year wash your wicker, cushions, and frame using a mild detergent in lukewarm water, use a sponge. Rinse well with clear water and dry with soft cloths. Allow to finish drying in the sun.