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Wicker has been used by many restaurants, hotels and bars in the recent past. Although wicker can be modern and stylish, can it be used outside?. Wicker comes in two forms; natural and synthetic. In most cases synthetic resin wicker is best suited for outdoor use. Natural wicker like rattan furniture on the other hand, is mostly intended for indoor use or temporary outdoor use.
Synthetic wicker is made with either PVC or Polyethylene. Polythene wicker is the most durable for outdoor use. Although outdoor wicker is made to last the elements, it is best to care for your wicker to ensure it looks its best and lasts longer.
Here are 5 tips to ensure your outdoor wicker furniture lasts longer
It is best to avoid using bleaching agents or all-purpose cleaners to clean your wicker.
To clean your synthetic wicker use warm soapy water with some dishwashing liquid and a soft brush and cloth.
For your outdoor cushions and pillow covers, wash them rarely with a mild detergent, never use bleach. If you intend to buy outdoor replacement cushions, choose a fabric that is best suited for outdoor use. These come in synthetic fabrics, that absorb less moisture and fade less when exposed to the sun.
For outdoor tables with glass, use a mild cleaning liquid with newspaper.
When your outdoor furniture is not in use for long periods of time, cover it with a weather cover.
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