What if my Woven Furniture Gets Dirty This Winter?

woven sectional

Worried about your all-weather wicker getting dirty this winter? Don’t be.

First, you can cover it during the winter to limit dirt and grime from building up.

Second, if you don’t get it covered or it gets dirty anyway, it’s easy to clean! That’s one of the things we love about all-weather wicker. Not only is it beautiful, it’s incredibly durable. 

Use the following steps to clean your all-weather resin wicker to keep it looking as pristine as the day you brought it home.

Prepare

Remove all the cushions. They should be washed separately. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions as different fabrics may require different care.

Insider Tip: Before you start cleaning your cushions, use a vacuum to remove as much dust and grime as possible. Just make sure the cushions are thoroughly dry first, as this will allow your vacuum to do the most good.

Additionally, remove any glass panels that may be inset in your furniture, such as tabletops. These should be cleaned with glass cleaner and set aside.

Brush

Brush excess dirt and leaves from the furniture. There’s no need to scrub those off when they can just be brushed away.

Wet

Get your furniture good and wet. Worried about the water? Don’t be. The all-weather resin wicker is waterproof. Soaking it will help loosen dirt and grime, making it easier to remove. Use a garden hose. It is one of the quickest and easiest ways to soak your furniture.

Scrub

Fill a large bucket with warm water. Add a drop or two of mild dish soap.

Using a soft sponge, wipe down your furniture. (You may need to replace your water. That’s fine. Just avoid dumping out the soapy H2O on any flowerbeds.)

Next, take a soft bristle brush and scrub away the stubborn dust and grime that may remain. Avoid hard, intense strokes while scrubbing. Use smooth even ones, moving in a circular pattern when you encounter a particularly stuck patch of dirt, such as in a corner.

Rinse

Thoroughly rinse your furniture clean and allow to dry. Replace cushions and you’re good to go!

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