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How to clean a wicker basket

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Thomasthetank456 Mon 13-Feb-17 08:48:32

Hi, I've got a large wicker basket/chest thing with a lid (can take lid off). It came from a late relative's house who was a heavy smoker and liked sented candles.

problem is it smells of all the sented candles and when you wipe with a wet wipe it comes away brown (imagining this is tabco build up).

What's the best way to clean it. I also want to paint it white is it best to spray paint it how would you do it?

Thanks

bonzo77 Mon 13-Feb-17 08:55:55

Brush then Steam cleaner.

DoItTooJulia Mon 13-Feb-17 08:57:13

Fill the bath with fairy liquid and submerge.

Rinse with the shower, fill bath again with bicarbonate and water. Submerge and dry in the sun.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 13-Feb-17 08:59:51

i just scrub them with soapy water and let them dry out in the garden...or in front of the range.

and for painting I have just used emulsion...don't put too much on the brush and work it in well....several thin layers look better than a big gloopy drippy layer.

Thomasthetank456 Mon 13-Feb-17 10:23:41

Thanks would you recommend emulsion over spray paint?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 13-Feb-17 21:26:36

i would, but i don't get on with spray cans of paint...it never goes as far as you think and it costs a fortune!

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