Understanding How to Clean Your Polyethylene Resin Wicker Outdoor Furniture

Polyethylene wicker is one of the most reliable materials that you can go for when buying outdoor furniture. Polyethylene is a light, tough and flexible synthetic resin made using a process called polymerisation. Chiefly, the material is used for making products like food containers; although, its qualities make it suitable for fabricating outdoor furniture. One of the benefits of using polyethylene resin for your outdoor wicker furniture is that it is not prone to attack by pests and insects (a big problem when you go for natural wicker).

Cleaning your polyethylene resin wicker will go a long way in ensuring durability. Here's what you need to do for effective cleaning:

Dusting the Polyethylene Wicker

Natural electrostatic force on the surface of the polyethylene resin encourages the accumulation of dust on the surface of the furniture. To add on that, the mere outdoor location of the furniture makes it more prone to floating dust from nearby gardens, footpaths and pavements. It is important to get rid of the dust regularly to maintain the furniture's appeal. You can dust using a soft cloth, microfibre duster or feather duster. Feather dusters have the added advantage of penetrating into the tiny cracks on the polyethylene wicker furniture, helping you to get rid of any dust buried between the strands. 

Vacuuming the Polyethylene Wicker

Vacuuming is another effective way of getting rid of dust and dirt on the surface of the polyethylene wicker. You should make sure that the brush attachment has soft bristles, especially in cases where the furniture has been coated with paint. This will keep you from scratching the coating off the material and exposing it to corrosive agents. Avoid using metallic brushes or steel wool. To add on that, your suction vacuum cleaner should be at the low-pressure setting to reduce the chances of damaging the carefully knit wicker structure. If the dirt is severely stuck onto the surface (such as chewing gum), use a pair of needle-nose pliers or small tweezers to remove it instead of raising the pressure of the suction cleaner too high.

Washing the Polyethylene Wicker

Polyethylene wicker is very easy to wash. Apply some light detergent, scrub it gently with a soft cloth or sponge and rinse the furniture by hosing water generously over it. You can then leave it out to dry slowly under the sun or speed up the process with a hairdryer or fan. Polyethylene wicker has no risk of developing mildew even if it takes too long to dry.

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