Home Cleaning

How to Clean Mold & Mildew By Wicker Furniture

February 14, 2020

Mold and mildew can grow on your own wicker furniture if it is maintained in a very moist or humid environment with time. These beings cause stains and even an unpleasant scent on the furniture, but fear not — the furniture is still salvageable. Cleaning wicker might seem like an overwhelming task because it is full of nooks and crevices, but the practice is fairly straightforward and requires only standard household cleaning equipment. Once you’ve cleaned it, do your best to maintain the wicker furniture in a drier surroundings to prevent it from acquiring more mold or mildew.

Remove as much loose and dust debris from the wicker furniture as you can by brushing it with a feather duster. Vacuum the furniture after that to get dust from the crevices.

Set the furniture out on a dry day. Mix a 50-50 solution of bleach and water in a bucket.

Dip a soft-bristled scrub brush in the bleach-water solution whilst wearing rubber gloves. Scrub all moldy or mildewy areas on the furniture gently with the brush, then dipping the brush often back to the bucket. Wipe the entire piece down with a sponge dipped in the bleach solution for general cleaning of the entire piece. This will help eliminate any odor as well.

Scrub difficult moldy and mildewy areas with a toothbrush dipped to the bleach solution. Use a cotton swab dipped into the method to reach into deep crevices to remove dark spots left behind by mold or mildew.

Rinse the furniture by wiping it down with a sponge soaked with plain water. Dry the furniture entirely using a towel to avoid the pieces from soaking up extra moisture.

Set the furniture in a non-humid area from the sun to dry it entirely. Wait several days prior to using the furniture, and ensure it’s completely dry; otherwise it might stretch under pressure.

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