If you have wicker sunroom furniture you have probably made quite an investment in it and want it to last for years. In order to keep your Wicker furniture looking its finest and protecting it so that it will be able to stand the test of time, follow the tips below.
If you have pets or children in your house you know how easily furniture can get damaged. Fortunately wicker is known for its durability and if it gets scratched these marks won’t show up because the color of the material remains constant right down to the core. You can expect no discoloration to show up when the furniture has been bumped or scratched. The only thing that you’ll need to do to keep the furniture looking like new is provide simple regular maintenance to it.
Just like any other piece of furniture that you have in your home regular maintenance is what’s going to keep your wicker furniture looking just like the first day you purchased it. The maintenance needed for this type of furniture is minimal and can be done weekly along with your other chores. Simply remove any covers and cushions on the furniture and then wipe it using a damp cloth. This will prevent dirt and dust from grinding into the wicker and making it appear dingy. It’s not necessary to use any harsh detergents since water does the trick. If you do decide to use any type of cleaner on your wicker sunroom furniture you’ll need to make sure that you rinse it all off carefully. Residue from cleaners can get sticky fast and attract a lot of dirt and dust.
Cushions and covers
Hopefully you have purchased wicker furniture that comes with cushions that have been protected from stains. If not, run out and purchase a can of stain repellent for furniture that you can apply right away. It usually doesn’t take long before you see a stain developing on the cushion or cover and a can of protection will cost less than $10.
If you have purchased cushions they should have a cover with a zipper on them so that the cover can be washed easily. In most cases these covers will be machine washable but check the washing instructions on the tag inside the cover before throwing them into the machine. These covers should be hung up to dry since drying them in a machine could end up shrinking them. If these covers can’t fit back onto the cushions you’ll either have to buy new covers or replacing the cushions entirely.
Wood and wicker
If you have furniture that is made of wood and wicker combined you may not want to use a damp cloth to clean the wicker. If the wood hasn’t been sealed one hundred percent you’ll end up wearing down the wood quicker by using a damp rag. It’s fine to use a dry cloth to remove the dirt and dust from the wicker and only use a damp rag when something sticky has attached itself to the furniture. Use this damp cloth cautiously being careful to avoid the wood. This way you’ll be able to maintain the wicker without causing any damage to the wood.
If you take your Wicker sunroom furniture outside from time to time and set it up in the backyard when you’re having friends over for a barbecue you’ll be pleased to hear that no extra maintenance is required. Wicker is known for its strength and can withstand any of the elements that the weather delivers to it. Feel free to bring your wicker inside and outside whenever you please without having to worry about the effects the weather will have on it.
The one thing you do need to know
While wicker is durable and easy to clean the one thing that you really need to know about it is it can become brittle in a dry environment. If you notice that your wicker is starting to dry out there is an easy fix for this. Simply take the furniture outside and hose it down. This will help to restore any of the moisture content that has been lost due to dry conditions.
If only all furniture was this easy to care for! Wicker is a natural choice when it comes to sunroom or outdoor furniture. It is lightweight and easy to move around for people that love to change things up in their room and get bored by seeing their furniture in the same position day after day. It’s also durable, which makes it perfect for a busy household where it will be receiving a lot of use.
Wicker sunroom furniture is the best choice you can make when it comes to decorating and designing that special retreat in your house. While other furniture types can also look great in a sunroom, wicker just seems to add that extra tropical flair to the room that makes the space more inviting and appealing.