The engineered wicker patio furniture sets created today is just as durable as most other patio furniture made of different types of materials. Today there are lots of wicker patio furniture made of resin that not only look like the real thing but can withstand heat, cold and rain and look.
Wicker patio furniture is available in a variety of shades and colors that would satisfy almost any taste. One of the advantages of wicker patio furniture is that it is strong yet light enought that it easy to relocate. It is also easy to clean by hitting with a garden hose and tough stains can be removed with a gentle detergent and light scrubbing with a soft bristle brush.
Wicker patio furniture is chosen by families who want to give a tropical feel to their outdoor patio space. Some use a wicker-metal hybrid in their furniture for additional durability against rough treatment.
Real Wicker Needs Tender Loving Care
Real wicker patio furniture should not be left outside in inclement weather as the material is not designed for extended exposure to the elements. Actual wicker patio furniture requires a lot more protective care when it is allowed to be outdoors all year. The wicker will last longer if it is protected with patio cushions or stored indoors during inclement weather conditions.
Often wicker patio furniture makers will coat the wicker with a protective paint to prolong its life. For the usual light brown look of wicker, a coating of clear protective material may also be used. In either case, once the homeowner gets it home, they will have to perform regular inspections and maintenance on the wicker patio furniture to keep it looking as good as new.
The most common complaint of those who own wicker patio furniture is the prospect of getting splinters from the ends of the wood when it begins to split. The homeowner can buy some time by spreading a clear epoxy to the fraying ends.