How to repair wicker furniture | The best useful tips

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How to repair wicker furniture | The best useful tips

Using a set of wicker furniture in our porches to have some rest with a cup of tea and with a book feels amazing. Sometimes, a set of wicker furniture on your porch is well fit for gossiping with friends or family members. Nothing can be compared with a porch that is decorated with a colorful wicker table and a set of wicker chairs.

But, it’s common that most of the wicker furniture gets damaged without heavy use. That time, you might not want to give up your favorite furniture set. To make your favorite furniture set strong and smart again, you can repair them yourself as a DIY project.

Repairing a wicker furniture set is easier than repairing wooden or metal body furniture. In this article, I will share some easy tips and tricks that will let you know how to repair wicker furniture sets.

Indoor and Outdoor wicker furniture repair

Repairing indoor and outdoor furniture sets doesn't require the same effort and process. The wicker furniture sets for using in outdoor are made with synthetic materials and treated with resin because they need protection from the heat of the sun. These kinds of wicker sets require only cleaning and a new coat of paint.

But the wicker furniture sets for using in indoor are durable because they will likely get more wear and tear. So, the repairing process for indoor furniture sets is different than the outdoor sets.

Repairing indoor and outdoor furniture sets doesn't require the same effort and process. The wicker furniture sets for using in outdoor are made with synthetic materials and treated with resin because they need protection from the heat of the sun. These kinds of wicker sets require only cleaning and a new coat of paint.

But the wicker furniture sets for using in indoor are durable because they will likely get more wear and tear. So, the repairing process for indoor furniture sets is different than the outdoor sets.

The requirements for repairing your wicker set

What requirements will be required to repair your wicker furniture set depends on the quantity of your damaged furniture. Your wicker chair or couch might need repairing their seat and legs as they might be worn out or breaking.

The estimated time and cost to repair your furniture vary on the quantity of your furniture and on the damaged quality. But, for a regular set and mid-level damage quality, you might need to work for 2-3 hours and the materials and tools you will need are:

1. Replacement wicker fibers

2. Glue (Wood)

3. Scissors or Shears

4. Tape for measurement

5. Gloves, warm water, and cloth

6. Olive oil

Steps how to repair wicker furniture

● Cleaning your furniture: First, clean your furniture with a brush or with a dry cloth. Then clean again with warm water and a mild cleanser. Try to clean all the dirt by using the cloth. If your furniture is stained, then use vinegar to clean these stains accurately.

● Fix the loosen parts: If you got that any part of your furniture got loosen or broken, tuck these parts into their accurate places. Use wood glue to attach them tightly.

● Replace broken parts: If you got some broken parts that need to replace, the first thing you need to do is wet the replacement wicker fibers. Soaking makes the reed more pliable or exact fit. Don't forget to remove the broken parts of the reed by cutting each end.

● Paint the full body of your furniture: When you are all done with attaching loosen or broken parts, paint your furniture with your favorite color. Spray paint to the newly repaired or replaced areas to match the color with the old parts. Use exterior enamel sprays for painting on outdoor furniture.

Does your wicker set need repairing actually?

Before you decide to repair your wicker furniture, you have to be sure that your set requires repairing.

When your furniture set is not damaged too badly or in the mid-level, then it worth repairing. Sometimes, if your damaged wicker furniture set is a family heirloom or is pricy to purchase a new set, then you can spend your time and money to repair them.

If your wicker furniture or their structure gets damaged too badly, you shouldn't spend your time and money to repair them because you will just waste everything. If your furniture set is not repairable, you should purchase a new set. When you are to buy a new wicker set, as well as new wicker chairs, try to purchase ergonomic type chairs. Because this type of chair is the chair for back pain relief, so you won't feel or suffer any back pain after using your new wicker set.

 

Final Words

Since wicker furniture may get damaged easily, you should know how to repair wicker furniture so that you can fix the tiny issues yourself. Repairing wicker furniture doesn't take a long time, high cost, and much energy, even it doesn't require any heavy tools. You can just fix it at your leisure. But, when your wicker furniture set got loosen or damaged too badly, you should make your decision to purchase a new set.

 

Erik Neil 

With his passion for making interior and exterior attractive in-home and metal buildings of all sorts, Erik is a trusted author, bringing up new ideas in creating unique styled buildings. He has studied ‘Decoration with different Construction and Non-construction materials’ and worked with some leading metal carports manufacturers and suppliers.

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