How to remove paint from wicker furniture?
How to remove paint from wicker furniture? Removing paint from wicker furniture requires careful attention to avoid damaging the woven material.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Materials you'll need:
  1. Paint stripper;
  2. Paintbrush or paint roller;
  3. Plastic wrap;
  4. Scrub brush or toothbrush;
  5. Putty knife or plastic scraper;
  6. Clean cloth;
  7. Water;
  8. Dish soap.


  1. Choose a well-ventilated area: Work outdoors or in a well-ventilated space to minimize exposure to fumes from the paint stripper.

  2. Wear protective gear: Use gloves, safety glasses, and a mask to protect yourself from the paint stripper and any paint dust.

  3. Test a small area: Before applying the paint stripper to the entire piece of furniture, test it on a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it won't harm the wicker.

  4. Apply the paint stripper: Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the paint stripper container. Use a paintbrush or roller to apply a generous layer of paint stripper to the painted areas.

  5. Cover with plastic wrap: After applying the paint stripper, cover the treated areas with plastic wrap. This helps to keep the stripper from drying out too quickly and allows it to penetrate the paint.

  6. Wait for the paint to bubble: Leave the plastic wrap on for the recommended time specified by the paint stripper instructions. The paint should start to bubble and lift from the wicker.

  7. Scrub the wicker: Use a scrub brush or an old toothbrush to scrub away the softened paint. Work in the direction of the wicker weave to avoid damaging it.

  8. Use a putty knife or scraper: For stubborn or thick layers of paint, gently scrape away the softened paint with a plastic putty knife or scraper. Be careful not to damage the wicker.

  9. Wipe clean: Once you've removed the paint, wipe the wicker clean with a cloth dampened with water and a little dish soap to remove any remaining paint residue and stripper.

  10. Rinse and dry: Rinse the wicker thoroughly with clean water and allow it to dry completely.

Remember to read and follow the safety instructions on the paint stripper container, and always test on a small area first to ensure compatibility with your wicker furniture.