Saturday, April 23, 2011
Maintenance of Porch Deck Painting Tips in Glencoe
Wicker patio furniture will require some maintenance. Once a month, the wicker and cushions should be vacuumed using the vacuum’s soft brush, then wiped with a damp cloth.
At least once a year wash your wicker, cushions, and frame using a mild detergent in lukewarm water, use a sponge. Rinse well with clear water and dry with soft cloths. Allow to finish drying in the sun.
Mildew is a thin growth that is actually a plant. It is caused by very warm temperatures and humidity. Mildew on wicker is usually easy to control. A good washing will usually do the trick.
Using a mild detergent in lukewarm water and a sponge, wash your wicker, cushions, and frame thoroughly. Rinse well with clear water and dry with soft cloths. Allow to finish drying in the sun.
This will often be enough. However, if mildew stains remain I recommend one of two options:
Moisten the stained area with lemon juice, then rub salt into the stain. Do not rinse. Allow it to dry in the sun. After drying, rinse off the lemon juice and salt by rinsing well with clear water, then dry with cloths. Allow to finish drying in the sun. Test on colored cushion fabrics first.
In one quart of warm water, mix in two tablespoons of chlorine bleach. Sponge the solution onto the stain area, or dip the stain area into the mixture. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, and then rinse with clear water. Dry with dry cloths. Allow to finish drying in the sun. Test on colored cushion fabrics first.
With these treatments you should have little problem with mildew.
If you need to repaint wicker furniture, completely clean your furniture first, dry with cloths. When completely dry, slightly sand only those areas that are needed.
Using paint brush in porch deck painting tips in Glencoe can be tricky and slow. It is best to use a sprayer or spray cans of paint to apply paint evenly and without drips. Only use paint in a well ventilated area.
Natural wicker patio furniture can be a beautiful addition to any patio or porch. With a little thoughtful care you can expect to enjoy your new wicker furniture for many years to come.
Posted on 04/23 at 12:24 PM