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Wicker furniture help!

I just pulled in my wicker furniture for the winter. I noticed it was very dry and cracking. I was able to restore moisture buy spraying down the furniture with water. How can I keep the moisture "locked" in? The furniture is outdoors on a covered porch. I need to repaint it anyway. I was thinking of using a latex paint.

Any ideas?


Re: Wicker furniture help!

If you repaint it, it'll seal it just fine as the wood will absorb the moisture from the paint. If you use paint, you'll be doing it more frequently as the paint will harden and the wicker will flex when you sit in it. This will have a tendency to crack the paint and it starts to look a little shabby.

If you could get by with the color, you could stain and seal the wicker. It wouldn't look in need of help as often. Just make sure the wicker is good and dry before you paint. If not, the paint or sealer won't work very well and you'll be stuck wire brushing the finish off, to re-do it.

Good Luck.

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