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Tips to Cleaning Your Outdoor Wicker

Do you have some wicker garden furniture in need of some love? Cleaning it is not brain surgery. In fact, it is common sense. If you keep your wicker furniture outdoor all of the time then it requires a bit more maintenance. The outdoor elements can do some damage to your furniture if you don’t clean it regularly. Here are some cleaning tips.

Wash with Detergent – Grab yourself a wet cloth and mild detergent to clean your wicker furniture regularly. Get a garden hose attachment that allows you to spray a fine mist of water over your furniture. Mist your furniture and wash it with your cloth and mild detergent. Scrub hard to get out the hardened dirt and grime. Wash off with the fine mist and let your furniture dry in the direct sunlight.

Vacuum – Vacuuming your wicker garden furniture regularly is preventative maintenance. It will keep your furniture looking good. Use a brush attachment if possible to dig in to the wicker fibers. This will help get out debris and dirt and suck it up. Be careful not to use a vacuum that is too powerful as this might hard your furniture.

Mold removal – If you live in a temperate climate there is a good chance that your outdoor furniture will get mold or mildew. Use a solution of warm water and bleach. Get a soft scrub brush, dip it in your solution and remove any mold or mildew. Clean it good and then spray with a fine mist to remove any left over solution. You don’t want any bleach to stay on your furniture. Set your furniture in the direct sunlight to dry off. This will prevent future mold growth.

These simple but effective cleaning tips will help add years to the life of your wicker garden furniture. Regular vacuuming and cleaning will keep it looking great and comfortable.