Melbourne is experiencing winter. As a result, protecting outdoor furniture from the elements is critical. If the furniture is exposed to harsh winter weather for several months, it is likely that it will be rendered unusable by spring.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫?
Wicker made from natural, organic materials is highly susceptible to damage from the elements, such as rain, hail, sleet, snow, and wind. Wicker is commonly damaged in many ways. Dry weather promotes the growth of mould and mildew in wicker furniture, causing furniture to sag or warp. Brittle wicker can crack because of excessive cold and dry air. Strong winds can destroy wicker furniture, causing additional damage and breakage.
𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐎𝐮𝐭𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐖𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫
𝟏. Remove your wicker furniture's cushions, clean and dry them thoroughly, and store them separately (unless using indoors).
𝟐. Using water and a mild detergent, clean any dirt or grime from your outdoor wicker furniture. With a soft cloth, make sure it's completely dry.
𝟑. To protect the natural finish of the wicker, apply a light coat of lemon oil with a soft cloth.
𝟒. To keep wicker from mildew, cover it with a heavy-duty fabric, which must be either stored in a dry location or in a cover that is water-resistant and fits tightly.
𝟓. In the event that you cannot keep your wicker indoors, position the furniture outdoors and anchor it down with weights or stakes driven into the ground. To keep moisture and cold air out, cover your wicker furniture with a water-resistant, breathable fabric. Maintain wicker covering, make sure the fabric is secured and can withstand strong wind gusts.
In the winter, properly protecting your wicker furniture takes only a few hours. If you still don't have time to do the above steps, you can look into Decor Star - Outdoor Wicker Furniture's products. Our items are made of high-quality resin that is extremely weather-resistant, easy to clean, and can be made to look like natural wicker and HDPE wicker is also 100% recyclable.
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