It’s no doubt that artificial plants can transform a space. When made from fine, quality materials, silk plants can easily be mistaken for an actual living replica. However, one of the biggest issues with artificial plants is that they - just like with everything else - collect dust overtime and will unseemly lose their luster as time goes by. Since investing in high-quality silk plants can be expensive, we want to make sure you know how to take care of them and making sure they’re always looking their best. In doing so, not only will you help reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your environment, but you’ll help preserve the beautiful realism created by such a decorative silk accent. With just a little bit of TLC and a proper cleaning regime, your artificial plants will continue to showcase a “fresh from the garden appeal” for a long, extended amount of time.
In order to thoroughly cleanse and spruce up your artificial plants from dirt and dust, we recommend you use the following cleaning products:
A pair of disposable gloves
A feather duster, toothbrush, or paintbrush
A microfiber cleaning cloth and/or spare cleaning towelettes
A handheld vacuum cleaner
Start by dusting and removing any excess dirt, dust, and debris from your artificial plants. You can do this by either:
Running your feather duster over your artificial foliage;
If easily portable, bring your artificial plant outside and use a paintbrush to remove any extra dirt that has accumulated not only on the faux-liage, but within the planter itself (like on the moss, rocks, and setting);
For hard to reach places (like the inside of a silk flower) use a toothbrush to remove dust that’s gathered in tighter-to-reach spaces;
Use a handheld brush attached to your vacuum to suck up any additional debris;
With your cloth to wipe down any silk leaves, textured trunks, and decorative pots/planters that show signs of (dis)color and dust;
When finished, apply a small drop of furniture polish to the microfiber cloth and wipe individual leaves for a light, natural sheen.
Please note all imagery featured is purely inspiration and not a product of Nearly Natural.