Wicker furniture and decor items give such gorgeous textures that definitely enhance the beauty of your home decor. They fit nicely with almost all decorating styles.
Taking care of your wicker furniture is a must, especially since it’s a natural material that requires regular maintenance. Below, we share with you a quick tutorial on how to clean indoor wicker furniture that you can follow easily.
How to Clean Indoor Wicker Furniture
Prepare these supplies:
- Gentle dish soap
- Warm water
- Old toothbrush
- Soft bristle brush
- Hair dryer, optional
Follow these steps:
If you add some cushions to your wicker chair, glass to your wicker table, and some decor items to your wicker shelf, you need to remove everything. They can become obstacles that get in the way during the cleaning process. You also don’t want to get them wet as the process involves water.
Clean loose debris
Always use a soft bristle brush to dust your wicker furniture, as the one with a stiff brush may damage the fibers. Then, remove the remaining loose debris.
If your wicker furniture is extremely dirty, you may also need to clean the crevices of the furniture. To do this job, you can need an old toothbrush or a smaller detail brush to clean the dust in hard-to-reach parts.
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Once you are sure that the visible loose debris is completely cleaned, you can wash your wicker furniture. Here’s what you can do:
- Mix a few drops of dish soap and warm water in a bucket or large bowl.
- Dip a clean microfiber cloth until it gets dampened, and don’t overwet it to avoid water damage.
- Scrub the surface of your wicker furniture gently, and don’t skip the crevices.
- You can also dip your old toothbrush to wash the crevices.
Dry it up
Drying your wicker furniture after washing is extremely important since excess moisture can really damage it. You can use a dry microfiber cloth in the initial process and then continue using a hairdryer to ensure the entire structure is dried thoroughly.
If you don’t have any hair or a blow dryer, you can put your wet wicker furniture under sun exposure. However, keep in mind not to place your indoor wicker furniture outside since it can crack natural fibers.
Never sit or place things on wet wicker furniture before it’s dry completely.
Taking care of indoor wicker furniture
After a thorough cleaning process, you should keep your wicker furniture clean from time to time. Wetting the furniture too often is not a good idea, so regular maintenance is the key.
To remove weekly dust, you can use a vacuum with a brush attachment. It’s a very good way to avoid damage that can be caused by organic matter. If accidental spills happen, always clean them up as soon as possible before it gets absorbed into the furniture’s natural fibers.
Washing your wicker furniture should be done not more than once a month.