how to repair a wicker chair

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How to Repair a Wicker Chair

Wicker chairs are beautiful and functional pieces of furniture. However, due to their delicate nature, they can easily get damaged and require repair. If you have a wicker chair that is in need of repair, this guide will show you how to fix it and extend its life.

Wicker chair repair

Materials You’ll Need

  1. Wicker repair kit
  2. Scissors
  3. Pliers
  4. Waterproof glue
  5. Sanding paper
  6. Polyurethane sealant
  7. Paintbrush

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Assess the damage: Look closely at the chair and identify the areas that need repair. Ensure you have enough material to address all the damage.
  2. Remove the damaged material: Use your pliers and scissors to remove all broken or damaged wicker strands.
  3. Clean the area: Sand the area using sandpaper to remove all the loose fragments. Wipe the affected area with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris.
  4. Weave the new strands: Take one end of the new strand and insert it through the end of the damaged weave. Weave it in and out of the broken weave pattern. Repeat until you reach the opposite end. Trim off the excess wicker strands
  5. Glue the new strands: Apply waterproof glue to ensure the new strand is properly secured. Let it dry for 24 hours.
  6. Seal the woven area: Apply a polyurethane sealant with a paintbrush to the new woven area. Allow to dry for 24 hours before use.

By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to repair your wicker chair and extend its life. Now you can relax in your beautiful chair without worrying about the damage.

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