Category: Wicker Furniture

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Tips For Restoring Wicker Furniture

wicker chairNothing amazes the eyes than the glimpse and feel of some old antique wicker furniture sitting peacefully on the lawn. This artistic impression is best expressed only if the wicker furniture is in apposite condition. It is for this reason that you need to master the ideal approach to restore the wicker furniture’s glory to ensure that the outdoor is embellished by these creative designs.

To understand as well as master the art of restoring wicker furniture, first you need to know what wicker furniture really is. “Wicker” is actually the act of weaving using pliable fibres. This is a term used to describe any woven furniture or basket made with pliable materials such as rattan reed, paper fibre rush, willow, cane, or grass, including most recently, resin and plastic strands. Most old-fashioned wicker furniture are completely woven using either paper fibre rush or rattan reed, which is different from the usual cane seat chair design that reflects a blend of the old and the new age. So how do you restore this kind of furniture?

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Wicker Furniture Care

Empty wicker rocking-chair in the gardenThe word “wicker” basically refers to a technique of weaving and bending materials such as rattan, paper, bamboo, other such grasses, or some thin woods like willow branches. There are 4 main types of wicker, they include; bamboo, rattan, reed and willow. Wicker furniture is generally among the most popularly used styles when it comes to outdoor decor. It’s pleasant to the eye and is very comfortable. Unfortunately, it may also get worn out and dirty. Keeping outdoor wicker furniture properly cleaned up should be a routine part of the outdoor maintenance routine.

Wicker Furniture Care

Dust your outdoor wicker furniture regularly. The wicker furniture is well known for its’ elegant woven appearance; however, the open weave pattern that’s in the back of the wicker chairs normally catches lots of dust and dirt. Keep the furniture clean by simply using a good feather duster to remove the dust/dirt out of the crevices. You may also use the right vacuum nozzle attachment and gently remove the dust bunnies from your wicker furniture. To keep the furniture from getting dirty quickly, buy some weatherproof cushions for the bases and backs of the wicker chairs and sofas. Cushions can also be used to update the antique wicker furniture which has started to fade.

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