All Weather Wicker
Today’s outdoor furniture market is filled with a striking array of styles and materials designed to captivate the beauty of any outdoor living space. With all of these amazing choices it is important to stay focused on the amount and type of care required for the various types of materials utilized.
All-Weather wicker is a surprisingly durable choice. Although woven in the same style of natural rattan-type wicker, the actual material used is quite different. This wicker is synthetic meaning it is completely man-made using polyethylene resin fibers. These fibers are dyed as they are made so they will not flake or peel over time. When coupled with an aluminum or teak frame, this type of outdoor furniture will last for years.
When it comes to the care of all-weather wicker furniture, a few simple steps will keep this furniture looking as good as new. Vacuuming with a soft bristle dusting tool will prevent dirt and particles from building up in the weave. If debris such as pet hair becomes lodged into the weave, simply use a soft bristle paint brush to brush away dirt. A good overall cleaning is recommended periodically. Depending on the level of cleaning required, just a quick hose down with the garden hose will wash away grime and debris. To remove more concentrated dirt, use a soft sponge with a mild detergent and water mixture. To truly prolong the life of any outdoor furniture, cover with a quality outdoor furniture cover when not in use. In addition, periodic application of a protectant such as Ferongard will dramatically increase the life of your all-weather wicker patio furniture.
With just ordinary household items and very little effort, all-weather wicker furniture will last for many years and look as good as the day it arrived.