Resin wicker furniture has a natural look that makes you forget that they are manufactured from synthetic material. The natural look of resin wicker furniture resembles bamboo-stranded wicker chairs and tables.
The natural look lets the furniture blend well with your outdoor garden and lawn space. Another benefit of having your furniture made out of resin is the ability to withstand all seasons outdoors. Resin wicker tables and chairs can be left outside with little maintenance. The material is durable and easy to clean.
Not all resin wicker furniture is made from the same material. There are two types of wicker furniture: polyethylene resin and PVC( Polyvinyl Chloride) resin. The polyethylene resin consists of HDPE, which can withstand harsh winter weather compared to resin wicker furniture made from PVC.
Before purchasing your next wicker furniture, confirm with the seller if your outdoor wicker furniture has been manufactured with HDPE or PVC.
The blog post below will provide an in-depth analysis of the difference between PVC( Polyvinyl Chloride) and HDPE resin. We will also discuss ways to protect your furniture in the winter months.
Can resin furniture be used outside in the winter?
The best option for outdoor furniture that can withstand temperature changes is wicker resin furniture. Of course, the resin isn’t natural, but the polyethylene resin is molded into interconnected strands to produce all-weather wicker furniture.
Polyethylene wicker furniture is resistant to the harmful effects of UV light on the resin. Water repellent in the rainy seasons. As well as the mechanical contraction and expansion of water in the winter.
The wicker furniture can be left outdoors, but of course, you can cover the furniture with a waterproof tarp to allow for the easy removal of snow when you want to use the furniture.
Some Wicker Furniture can be made out of PVC( Polyvinyl Chloride). These are usually cheap variants of polyethylene wicker furniture. When bought off the shelf, they look alike. When purchasing your next resin wicker furniture, check for HDPE(high-density polyethylene) symbol. Furniture made from polyethylene should have the symbol.
Wicker furniture from PVC is less durable in cold weather than furniture with the HDPE symbol. Polyethylene wicker furniture is resistant to withstand the harmful effects of the sun on resin and retains its shape for a long time. PVC wicker furniture is more likely to start looking the color and chip if left outdoors with proper protection and maintenance.
Can you leave your resin furniture in the rain?
Resin wicker furniture made out of polyethylene can withstand other elements better than PVC resin furniture. Repelling water is appealing for a homeowner who wants to avoid hauling the furniture indoors whenever it rains.
The pores created on the furniture allow for easy draining of water. This prevents the pooling and collecting of water. The material also deters the formation of mold and mildew. The durability and longevity of resin wicker furniture allow for lower maintenance and affordability of your furniture.
The material used to make the furniture is lightweight and water-repellent, allowing for the furniture to be left out in the rain for a long period of time.
How do you winterize resin wicker furniture?
Extreme temperatures tend to affect the structure adversely of PVC resin wicker furniture. Each climatic conditions have its way of damaging the resin structure differently. The sustainability of PVC resin wicker to the changing weather makes owning HDPE-manufactured furniture the better option.
Consider covering up your resin wicker furniture art in the winter, as the surface tends to collect snow and water. It would be best to consider securing the outside furniture depending on the weight and indoor space availability. A waterproof tarp can cover up the resin furniture to allow easy snow removal and fading of the resin color.
For resin furniture that can be relocated indoors or garage, moving the furniture can be the better option. You don’t have to deal with walking in the deep snow or cold weather outside to check on your furniture. The indoor area conditions can be controlled, reducing the possibility of adversely affecting your resin furniture.
How do you clean resin wicker furniture?
Cleaning the surface of the resin furniture is essential to remove any loose dirt, debris, and moss build-up. These will allow you to inspect for any cracks, breaks, and holes that need to be repaired later on.
Use your garden hose water to clean off the surface. Avoid using power washers to prevent damaging and breaking resin wicker strands and joints. Allow the water from the garden hose to be a gentle stream.
For hard-to-remove dirt and grease, you can use your regular dish soap to scrub off the stubborn stains. Avoid using hard-bristled brushes when cleaning, as this will create small ridges or microcracks.
Use a soft cloth or a sponge when washing the surface. You can use your hands to feel for cracks and remove debris on the surface.
Mix the water with dish soap before scrubbing the surface to ensure consistency.
Once the scrubbing is done, ensure the soap is sufficiently removed from the surface and no bubbles are left. Have the piece dry in a warm place for at least 4 hours. The resin surface needs to be set on a dry surface.
In conclusion, resin wicker furniture is affordable and long-lasting. The natural look of the furniture can blend well in your lawn and garden. The ability of the material to repel water allows for the furniture to withstand heavy rain and last for a long period of time.
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