You Will Need:
- A garden hose
- A bucket of warm water
- A nylon, soft-bristle brush
- Non-bleach liquid laundry detergent or mild dish soap
You Might Want:
• Mildew remover and/or Goo Gone (or similar product) for mold, sap, and other tough stains
First, remove the cushions and set aside. Thoroughly spray your furniture with the garden hose (don’t worry, it’s waterproof!) to fully wet it down. If you do not have a garden hose, a bucket of warm water will work, too.
Mix ¼ cup of the detergent or dish soap with 1 gallon of warm water and stir until you see bubbles/ foam on the surface of the water.
Dip your soft-bristle brush into the soapy solution and lightly scrub the dirt and grime from your resin wicker. The soapy solution will help break apart the dirt and make it easier to spray away later. Our Tip: Make sure you get the cracks between the weave! Because your furniture is hand-woven, there are lots of little nooks and crannies for dirt to hide. Try to really get the bristles in there and clean out those hard-to-reach spots!
For mildew and tree sap, you will need to use different cleaners. Try a mildew remover like Tilex for moldy spots, and try Goo-Gone or a similar product for sticky messes like tree sap. The trick with using these products is that you need to rinse them away as soon as you are done with them! Prolonged exposure to these cleaners can leave your resin wicker a little faded and/or bleached.
After brushing the furniture, spray it down with the garden hose or a bucket of water until all the soapy residue is gone. Let your patio set dry in the sun for at least 2 hours. Step 6: Once the furniture is dry, put your cushions back on and enjoy your clean furniture!
IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER TO CLEAN OUTDOOR FURNITURE!