Ways to Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Use paints formulated for use on wicker furniture, and paint your pieces completely from top to bottom, and on the underside of arms and seats, at least every three years

While Outdoor Rattan Set is light, colorful, and allows air circulation, it is not naturally weatherproof. Rain, smoke, sand, and dust can wear down its woven structure in just a few years without protection, making it shabby and unsafe to use. Here are some suggestions about effective weatherproofing methods for wicker patio furniture.

Simple Steps to Cleaning Natural Wicker

Keeping your wicker furniture clean is not difficult, but it needs to be done on a regular basis. Follow these simple steps to keep you wicker products clean and functioning:

  1. Dust the wicker using a vacuum cleaner with a dust attachment. You may also use a dry, soft cloth, or a soft brush to remove the dust from the surface.
  2. Mix a solution of mild detergent and water. Do not use a foam cleaner, which can trap moisture in crevices and hard to reach areas, and avoid harsh chemicals, as they can damage natural wicker materials
  3. Gently clean the wicker using a soft cloth dipped in the water solution, but do not drench the furniture in water. Excess water can cause unwanted mold and mildew, loosen glue joints, and cause warping or bowing. Harsh chemicals may also discolor the finish. Use a soft bristled brush dipped in water to clean hard-to-reach areas. You may also use a hose with gentle spray for rinsing, taking care not to completely soak the wicker.
  4. Dry the wicker thoroughly before using it. It is also ideal to wash small areas of the wicker at a time, drying it completely before moving on to cleaning another part. This is the most important part of wicker care as using, or otherwise handling wicker before it’s completely dry can cause much damage.

Paint and/or Varnish Your Wicker Furniture

Use paints formulated for use on wicker furniture, and paint your pieces completely from top to bottom, and on the underside of arms and seats, at least every three years. Apply two coats of marine varnish on top of the paint to provide waterproofing. Marine varnish will stand up to all but a continuous drenching from heavy rain. You can apply three coats of marine varnish directly to unfinished rattan, bamboo, or other natural wicker furniture to preserve its natural color if you would rather not paint. Reapply the varnish every two years to keep your furniture protected.

Oil the outdoor wicker furniture

Applying tung oil will make outdoor wicker furniture resistant to water. Although tung oil will not protect the furniture against repeated deluges of water, it does a great job of keeping out dampness. This is helpful because when wicker becomes damp, the fibers will soften and stretch and the furniture will no longer be safe to sit on or otherwise use. Tung oil should be applied by using a soft cloth when the furniture is first put outside. It should be reapplied at the end of the season before it the furniture is put away.

Cover the outdoor wicker furniture

Either pre-made or custom-fit wicker furniture covers can help to protect outdoor wicker furniture from damaging sun rays, heavy rains, or h3 winds. In order to fully protect outdoor wicker furniture, the covers should reach all the way to the floor and fully cover the legs of the furniture. This will help to prevent water from splashing up and damaging the furniture. If it is financially feasible having a retractable awning installed and extending it over the furniture on rainy days is also a great way to protect the furniture from damaging precipitation.

Weatherproof Your Outdoor Wicker Furniture; with these tips, you can handle the task with ease. If you require more information, then please feel free to contact Inshare Furniture(Zhejiang) Co., Ltd or visit our site: https://www.insharefurniture.com/


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