With summer in full swing, everyone is looking for patio furniture sets and outdoor furniture in general. But now that you have the furniture (or will have after you make a purchase), now you need to know how to care for it. Here are some simple tips to keep it looking like new.
- Dust regularly. Dust, and lots of dirt, love the outdoors and can easily work their way into the open-weave pattern. Use a feather duster or vacuum nozzle to clean. Choose weatherproof cushions to avoid them from getting dirty rather quickly.
- For any tougher stains, use a sponge and some mild detergent. Rinse and allow to dry before using the furniture again. Never use a foam cleaner or sit on it while it’s damp. It can cause it to sag.
- For chipped paint, use a touch-up pen or spray paint. But check the manufacturer’s recommendation beforehand.
- Although the wicker furniture is meant for the outdoors, it’s still not a good idea to leave it out or uncovered during inclement weather. When winter rolls around, store it in a shed/garage.
With these practices in mind, you can extend the life of your furniture and enjoy using it out in the sun for years to come.