Care and Maintenance of Wicker Outdoor Furniture
Maintenance of Resin Wicker Furniture
Compared to organic rattan, resin wicker is resistant to moisture and weather. Resin wicker can be kept looking new by cleaning with a soft-bristle brush
a non-bleach Laundry detergent or a mild dish soap and a sponge. Use a mildew remover if you have mold and Goo Gone will take care of sap, and other tough stains.
Clean the cushion covers on your resin furniture takes about an hour. Remove the cushions from the covers. Loosen the dirt on the cushion covers with the soft-bristle brush. Mix a 1 tablespoon of detergent or soap in about 2 cups of warm water and mix. Wet a sponge in this solution and gently clean the cushion fabric. For tough dirt and stains use soft-bristle brush, soaked in the soap solution. Allow cushion covers to hang-dry.
Spray resin wicker furniture in water using a garden hose. Add a ¼ cup of the detergent or soap to 1 gallon of warm water and mix. Use a soft-bristle brush and lightly scrub your resin wicker. Concentrate your efforts on the cracks between the weaves. Use a mildew remover for moldy spots, and Goo-Gone for tree sap. Be certain to rinse theses cleaning products away as soon as you are done with them. These cleaners can leave your resin wicker faded or bleached if left on for prolonged periods. After scrubing your wicker furniture, rinse it with a garden hose or a bucket of water until all of the soap is gone. Let your patio set dry in the sun.