Outdoor wicker furniture is available in different styles, designs, frames and fabric colors. Outdoor wicker furniture is woven with polythene resin fibers or vinyl coupled with a steady aluminum, rattan or a steal frame so as to withstand extreme weather conditions. This type of furniture includes garden chairs, dinning tables, benches, swings and gliders. It may be used for the patio, deck or near the pool.
Most outdoor organic wicker furniture is painted at the factory, using a multiple dipping process. This ensures that paint gets into all the nooks and crevices and seals the surface. Additionally, a two-stage premium finish results in pieces getting a weathered look. The finished pieces look like hand-woven wicker, but are actually made of super weather-resistant resin, which makes the furniture last for years. Dyes that are used to make the furniture can be mixed right into the resin, to prevent the furniture from peeling or flaking. Foam filled cushion upholstery are covered with outdoor fabrics of acrylic, polyester, and mixed blends to match the furniture pieces.
The variety of finishes that are available for outdoor furniture includes unvarnished, exterior coated, and soft weathered paint. One should remember that patio wicker furniture should be thoroughly inspected for tightly woven caning, with no splinters or gaps and smooth surface overall.
Outdoor wicker furniture is available in so many styles and prices. The inexpensive price range is generally for a rattan or a hollow bamboo frame, whereas the high end prices are buying steady teak wood, aluminum or a steel frames, which are weather resistant, rust proof and do not hold up moisture.
Outdoor wicker furniture can be either bought or assembled at home, depending on one’s preference. With some basic regular maintenance, outdoor wicker furniture can be made to last for several years.