Vintage wicker furniture is a beautiful addition to any backyard sanctuary, providing comfortable seating for you and your guests. It can remain as a functional and elegant piece of lawn furniture for many years if it is properly cared for. It is not expensive to protect outdoor rattan furniture, only it requires temporary attention for cleaning, a touch of gentleness and, above all, it must not be set on the lawn to be neglected or abused; it should be cared for and enjoyed.
Wash vintage wicker furniture regularly with soap and a sponge. Fill a bucket of soap water and dry all surfaces. Regular washing prevents mold build-up and can remove any accumulated dust or debris. Washing is also the first step you need to take before applying a layer of color. Flush the basket after you have dried it with soapy water. If you do not have a hose, you can rinse the bucket, fill it with clean water, and pour the water over the furniture to remove soap and grime. Leave the chair completely.
Apply a degreaser to rattan. DE glosser will better enable color to stick to the basket surface. Follow the instructions for dough blends and allow drying. Paint white with weatherproof outdoor paint. Most vintage wicker furniture is made of a material called rattan, which is absorbent. Absorb moisture from the outdoors and the weather will eventually cause the basket to deteriorate. Adding a layer of paint will seal the seal and help protect it from the weather. Apply the paint with any method you prefer, but spraying is the easiest way to get an even layer of intricate rattan weaving. Allow the paint to dry completely.