Wicker furniture is mostly popular for outdoor furniture. It is made from interlaced slender branches and has distinct characteristics. It is light, strong and woven like feature which makes it more appealing. Wicker furniture can enhance any outdoor area with relaxing mood and tropical aura. It can be made from rattan, bamboo or plastics. Rattan is more preferred as it brings out natural beauty with its natural finish. It is also believe to bring luck and wealth in one’s life.
Outdoor benches are an excellent way to enhance a garden, create additional seating in a backyard or add a resting spot for a business. With outdoor benches, you will discover a huge selection of materials such as stone, wood, concrete, brick, etc. Keep in mind that one type of material is not necessarily better than another with a few exceptions. As an example, if you choose something like granite, marble, stone, or concrete, the seats will be hard so if you are looking to provide a comfortable resting area, cushions would be required. In addition, some types of wood do better than others. Teak, redwood, beech, birch, cherry, ash, maple, oak, mahogany, poplar, walnut, pecan, and cedar are excellent choices for outdoors.
If you’re lucky enough to choose rattan for your wicker patio furniture, you’ll be overjoyed with its beauty, quality and durability. Rattan is a pretty amazing material that is strong and resilient. While it is pliable when it is heated, when it cools it will keep its shape.
Teakwood rocking chairs can be used indoor as well as outdoors. They can be a good addition to your living room as well as your patio and will add an aesthetic look to your house. Since the chairs are made of teak, they are strong and durable and will be able to withstand all weather conditions. You will be able to find them in various designs and shapes. These days there are designer chairs which are available in contemporary, modern and in ergonomic designs. Teakwood is extremely strong, durable, reliable and flexible. Therefore, teak are ideal for your garden and it can even withstand any inclement weather. Usually the teakwood rocking chairs come in earth tone colors (black or wood color). The chairs are water resistant and are treated with preservatives which prevent insect damage. This would also mean that they require minimum care. If the chair is in direct contact with sunlight, all you might need to do is to apply teak oil in order to protect the chair from damage.
Of course, its durability is another great selling point. It is really strong. Properly maintained, wicker patio furniture will last a long time, especially if it’s kept on a covered patio or balcony or in a sunroom. That’s because it is naturally resistant to the elements, especially moisture and mold. In most cases, all you need to do is wipe your wicker patio furniture off with a cloth or dust it occasionally.
And that is not all. Plastic and resin patio furniture comes in a variety of colors and styles. The Adirondack style has been a very popular version for plastic furniture. With plastic Adirondack chairs, benches and swings, you can find a classic, curved back or shellback style. Along with those choices you can choose colors such as white, patina, natural, teak, green and even lively colors such as flamingo, caribbean blue, and banana.
With your non-plastic items out of the way, begin cleaning your plastic furniture by spraying off the loose debris and dirt with a garden hose. Using the high pressure setting, spray all areas including the sides, bottoms and any crevices where dirt gets trapped.
Mild detergents can’t cut through tree sap, pollution, soot and other weather marks that can sink into and discolor plastic. What you need is a strong cleaner, like Oxy Clean, that has a bleach base and the ability to cut through tough stains. Add the cleaner to a bucket of hot water and stir until thoroughly mixed. Wash all surface areas of your furniture using a sponge and the solution. Allow the solution to saturate your sponge and apply abundantly to all corners, cracks and crevices.
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