Indoor Wicker Furniture – One of the things my parents inherited at the beach house was my grandparents’ rattan furniture. Very popular in the 1990s for interiors, they are now preferred for exteriors, as they are sturdy and light. These, in particular, looked terrible and my mother was about to get rid of them, but with a little paint and new cushions were fabulous and looks modern. To restore wicker furniture whose fibers have been released, split or splintered, the first thing to do, as always, is to clean the piece well. In the case of the wicker, we must remove any remaining dust, grit or grease that may have. There are two ways to paint rattan furniture: with brush and spray.
Using spray is much better, as it not only saves you time but will get a better finish. The first thing to do before painting the furniture carefully so that the dust does not get trapped under the paint. Use a dry cloth, and then prepare a mixture of one part white vinegar with two parts warm water. Dip a sponge into this mixture, squeeze well and clean. If there is a lot of dust accumulated in the slits, use an old toothbrush to remove it. Allow drying thoroughly before painting. Once you have cleaned and dried the indoor wicker furniture, check carefully if the furniture needs repairs. For small things like loose threads you can use a nail gun and strong glue.
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For major repairs, it is best to find a professional. Choose the color of your preference. Many choose white for a light look, but vivid colors like red or turquoise are beautiful and very modern. The type of paint is important: almost any oil-based paint works, do not choose water-based paint. The cans of spray paint are ideal, although it can be more expensive. In a well-ventilated space, place the indoor wicker furniture on old newspapers, and begin to spray evenly on the surface. Start from above, with horizontal movements and give two layers if necessary.