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How to Clean and Refresh Wicker Furniture

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It is easy to forget about our wicker furniture during the colder months, but it’s important to clean and refresh it before storing it. This will help keep it looking new for years to come! This blog post will show you how to clean and refresh your wicker furniture using just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Vacuum the Furniture to Remove any Dirt or Dust

Vacuuming is a quick and easy way to remove dirt, dust, and other debris from all kinds of surfaces. And if you have wicker furniture, vacuuming can also help to clean and refresh the material. 

When vacuuming wicker furniture, start by removing any pillows or cushions. Then, use the upholstery attachment to brush the furniture’s surface gently using a back-and-forth motion, taking care not to press too hard on the fabric. 

Once you have finished vacuuming, replace the pillows and cushions. Your furniture should now be mostly free of dirt and dust!

Step 2: Mix a Solution of Vinegar and Water

Now that you’ve removed most of the dirt, let’s work on getting your wicker furniture to really shine (at least, as much as it can!).

First, mix a solution of one part vinegar and two parts water in a spray bottle. You’ll use this solution to clean and refresh the wicker furniture. The vinegar will help remove dirt and stains, while the water will rinse any residual soap or grime. Make sure to mix them well before spraying them onto the furniture. 

Step 3: Spray the Furniture

Spray the furniture with the solution of water and vinegar, then let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The vinegar will help to break down dirt and debris, and the water will rinse it away. 

While 10 minutes is typically long enough for the vinegar to work its magic, you can let it sit for longer if needed.

Step 4: Wipe the Furniture Clean

Once the furniture has been sprayed with water and vinegar, use a cloth or sponge to clean it. Be sure to rinse the cloth or sponge frequently to avoid spreading dirt and debris around. 

If you are cleaning outdoor wicker furniture, clean it with clean water after wiping it with a damp cloth.

Step 5: Let the Furniture Dry Completely

Once you have finished cleaning and refreshing your wicker furniture, be sure to let it dry completely before using it or storing it away. Allowing the furniture to air dry will help prevent mildew and mold from growing. 

When cleaning outdoor furniture, you can place it in the sun to help speed up drying.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it’s pretty easy to clean and refresh wicker furniture. All you need is a vacuum, vinegar, water, a spray bottle, and a cloth. By following these simple steps, you can have your furniture look good as new in no time!

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