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How to clean and disinfect your wicker furniture

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As the world reacts to COVID-19, we have been living in an age of caution. Many of us have realized the importance of keeping our bodies and belongings clean and free from any harmful microorganisms. This is especially true of outdoor wicker furniture and patio furnishings since they are most exposed to the elements. Luckily, cleaning and disinfecting wicker furniture is a relatively straightforward process.

Both natural and outdoor wicker furniture pieces can benefit from some scrubbing with a sponge dipped in a mix of mild liquid soap and water. Alternatively, you could make a cleaning solution out of ammonia and water. Cleaning experts recommend using two tablespoons of ammonia for every gallon of water. You do have to be a bit gentler with natural wicker because of its more fragile materials, while you can hose down outdoor wicker because it is made from water-resistant, durable resin materials.

When it comes to disinfecting wicker furniture pieces, a mixture of 1/4th of white vinegar and 3/4ths of water has been effective at eliminating harmful microorganisms such as mold and mildew from outdoor furniture. Bleach is also another good disinfectant, and according to the CDC, bleach solutions can even be effective at disinfecting surfaces covered with the coronavirus for 24 hours. You can apply a 50% bleach, 50% water solution to your wicker furniture, then wait 5 minutes before rinsing it to disinfect your furniture.

Make sure all your outdoor furniture stays clean during this season, and if you need any new wicker furniture pieces, be sure to browse through Wicker Paradise’s high-quality wicker and rattan products.