CARE OF YOUR WICKER
30/10/2017 | Rattan Wicker Indoor Furniture
Because wicker is a natural material, exposure to the elements is not recommended (except for all-weather wicker). Moisture and sunlight are rattan’s biggest enemies. Enjoy your wicker furniture indoors or in a covered outdoor environment.
Vacuum regularly to remove dust. Occasionally clean with a wood cleaner to remove grime and retain natural luster.
On dark wicker, use a furniture polish containing a stain.
If furniture is exposed to moisture and develops mildew, simply wipe the affected area with ¼ cup bleach added to 1 quart of water. Test first on an inconspicuous spot as this solution may lighten the rattan’s color slightly. Rinse with a wet cloth and allow to dry completely. When using this method, be sure to take the item outdoors and wear protective goggles, gloves with cuffs and old clothing.
To maintain your wicker’s like-new appearance, apply a fresh coat of semi-gloss or gloss lacquer every few years.