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Cleaning Unusual Chair Materials

Our step-by-step instructions show you how to clean usual chair material.


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    • Your Chair-Cleaning Guide

      Cleaning furniture isn't easy, especially when it comes to chairs made from special materials. We've compiled step-by-step instructions for cleaning some of the trickiest chair materials -- from bamboo to rattan.

    • Cleaning Wicker Chairs

      1. Vacuum with a soft brush attachment.

      2. Wash with a brush dipped in soapy water or spray with a garden hose.

      3. Dry in a shaded, breezy area.

    • Cleaning Bamboo Chairs

      1. Wipe gently with a slightly damp, soft, clean cloth.

      2. Tack or glue loose corners.

      3. Have tears professionally repaired by a furniture restorer.

      4. Inspect annually for damage.

    • Chrome

      1. Spray a glass cleaner onto a soft lint-free towel and rub gently.

      2. Check for tiny rust spots.

      3. Treat spots with a metal polish formulated for chrome.

    • Rush

      1. Vacuum with a soft brush attachment, or gently brush with a soft, wide brush.

      2. Don't wet or dampen.

      3. Spot-clean spills with a clean damp cloth.

    • Rattan

      1. Gently scrub this tropical material or douse it with the garden hose.

      2. Let it dry in a sheltered area away from direct sun.

      3. Rub with a clean cloth.

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      Be a better and faster cleaner with these clever ideas that use why-didn't-I-think-of-that tools and creative techniques that help take the work out of your chore list. So tuck these ideas into your bag of tricks and consider your home cleaning done.
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