How To Protect Wicker Patio Chairs And Tables With Polyurethane
Rather than a shiny gloss finish, give a more natural look to your wicker furniture with a satin or matte finish. Possibly after you’ve fixed broken pieces and reinstated the sheen of the furniture with some coats of paint, using polyurethane is a finishing touch protecting your wicker furniture. There is an oil-based or water-based form of polyurethane you can buy, and your furniture will be protected and added durability by both of them. For wicker patio chairs and tables, it is recommended to use polyurethane if your furniture will sit outdoors. This will allow your patio furniture endures well to moisture, sunlight, and heat changes to prolong their gleaming finish.
Before Applying Polyurethane
Lay a cover cloth in the garage or in a secure area outside and put your wicker patio chair and tables on it. When applying polyurethane make sure you Minimalize dirt and other intrusion. Use warm water and mild dish soap solution and a sponge to clean the furniture thoroughly. Use a clean cloth to wipes the furniture dry. In order for you to more easily apply the polyurethane to difficult-to-reach parts, turn reversed elaborate pieces or those with excessive accessories. If not, from left to right on tables and from the top down on chairs in small sections, start to apply the polyurethane.
In order to keep it thin and unlikely to drip, spread out thin coat polyurethane maintaining the brush at a correct position. Applying polyurethane in thin coats is recommended because it turns into a very hard finish when dries and if it is applied too thick, it can be excessively stiff, causing in fissure. To make sure that the wicker has been covered entirely, particularly all over the corners and proximate joints, examine the patio wicker chairs and tables thoughtfully. Allow the finish dry completely. Drying may take about 7 and 9 hours, read the guidance on the label on the container considering the climate and humidity.
To make sure that wicker patio chairs and tables are dry, touch the chair leg or bottom of a table or other unseen area of the furniture. Let it to dry more time if it is tacky. Spread over an additional thin coat of polyurethane after it is entirely dry. Use mineral spirits to clean your varnish brush or dispose of your toss-away brush. Before placing it back to use, provide adequately of time to dry for the freshly coated wicker furniture.