Furniture Design / October 3, 2018 / Nia Dozier.
The type of care and protection required, though, varies with the kind of furniture you own. Common patio furniture materials like wicker, resin, and wood each need specific types of care to keep them in the best shape possible.
Wicker furniture can be cleaned with plain water, using either a standard garden hose or a pressure washer. If they are especially dirty, you can use a sponge and some mild soap to get at the extra grit and grime.
Wicker that has painted is prone to chipping also flaking, so be gentle when using a sponge. Avoid vigorous scrubbing, opting instead for gentle strokes of the sponge applying light pressure. Allow wicker to dry completely, and then use natural paste wax to protect the material, give it water resistance, and keep it looking shiny. Although some wicker furniture is labeled weather resistant, it is always a good idea to protect it from prolonged direct exposure to harsh elements like sun, wind, rain, and snow.
During the off-season store pads and cushions inside or in the garage, and move the furniture inside as well if you have space. If you do not own enough space to bring it inside, then you should cover it with plastic or some other type of waterproof material and place it in a spot that is as protected as possible.