Wicker is a material used for the manufacture of many all weather wicker outdoor furniture.
Although these materials prove to be quite strong, they should receive, as wood, some care to keep the charm and brilliance.
But if for some reason we want to change some aspect, we can always paint them.
For frequent cleaning of the wicker furniture, vacuum cleaner is ideal, set at maximum power level.
Have insisted on the sides and often braids spaces between braids.
If needed you can clean it, with a soft brush, which can be used successfully, for smaller objects that cannot be cleaned with vacuum cleaner.
To remove stains call a sponge soaked in soapy water, you have added an teaspoon of ammonia.
Then rinse with plenty of water and allow air-drying furniture, sheltered from sunlight and away from any direct heat source.
If caught a willow gray tint or color is not as open as before, you can clean the furniture with a solution prepared from a cup of Javel water in a liter of water;
Impregnated furniture with this solution, using your sponge.
You can also use this operation, the water you have added salt and lemon. After you have applied the solution, let her work for a few hours, rinse furniture and let it dry according to the procedure described above.
Objects can be treated straw “anointing them” with lemon juice, using a soft sponge.
After being treated so the all weather wicker outdoor furniture must be rinsed with water.
Treated, restored …
In case that the all weather wicker outdoor furniture were attacked by insects xylophages, wicker furniture (bamboo, straw, raffia, etc.) should be treated with an insecticide fungicide.
It is very important that the solution to be applied after the surface was cleaned of any finish.
To preserve the natural color of your garden furniture, apply with a brush, a colorless varnish or a mixture composed of a liter of warm water, 3 tablespoons of linseed oil and a teaspoon of essence of turpentine.
Let it dry, then buff it with a soft cloth
If you want to change the “face”, you should know that objects in wicker, raffia, etc., can be painted with paint for wood, but only after being cleared of any finish.
Besides the traditional paint, you can use paint – powder that dissolves in water very hot and spray paint, so your all weather wicker outdoor furniture will look perfect.