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Wicker furniture can be a great addition to any household. It can add beauty and charm to any environment it is placed in. However, like any other type of furniture, wicker needs to be properly cared for. Otherwise, it will begin to fade and deteriorate. If you want your wicker furniture set to last for many years to come, you need to know all of the various methods of cleaning it and preserving it. Otherwise, you will find yourself needing to buy new wicker furniture in only a few years. Here is how to care for wicker furniture.
1. Proper humidity
The environment that you keep your wicker furniture in could have an impact on it, depending on the age of the wicker and the amount of humidity. The level of humidity that you allow your wicker to be exposed to is something you really need to keep an eye on. If you have very old wicker, you should strive to keep the level of humidity fairly even. If the level of humidity is too high, mildew and mold could both start to develop on your wicker. However, if the level of humidity is too low, it is very possible that the wicker could become brittle because it has dried out. In order to combat high humidity, you can use a humidifier in the same room as the furniture.
2. How to clean mildew and mold off of wicker
It is important to clean any mildew or mold off of your wicker furniture as soon as you notice it. You can do this by adding bleach to water and rubbing this solution on the affected areas of the wicker. Before you do this, you should use a vacuum to remove as much of the mold or mildew as possible. Then you can use a brush with soft bristles to remove any particles that have been loosened. Finally, use your bleach and water solution, making sure to thoroughly wash off the furniture after you are finished. You can then allow the air to dry it. Make sure that nobody tries to sit on the piece of furniture until it has totally dried. This could take anywhere from 48 to 72 hours.
3. Use cushions on your wicker furniture
One of the easiest things you can do to care for your wicker furniture and extend its life is to use cushions. These will absorb much of the impact when people sit on the furniture, making them last longer.