Rattan Patio Furniture Care

Rattan Patio Furniture Care – the best way to take care of synthetic wicker patio sets.

Rattan patio furniture care depends on the different material that can be used in its manufacture. Rattan garden sets come in 2 types, synthetic and natural. Synthetic rattan is made by weaving artificial fibers and natural rattan furniture uses the cores and stems of the rattan lianas to weave the furniture. Natural rattan often requires more maintenance.

Rattan Patio Furniture Care – the best way to clean and treat rattan garden furniture.

Do a twice a year damage check on your rattan garden furniture, once in the spring as you take it out of storage and next time in the autumn before storing it for the winter. It’s a good idea to turn all pieces upside down to look for damage, especially on the legs. Check to make sure all screws are tight and that there are no loose ties. If you find a problem you should try to fix it immediately as this can prevent even more damage from taking place.

The rattan furniture should be cleaned thoroughly at a minimum of once a year. Use a soft brush to get rid of any dirt or oil that might have gathered in the groves. Lift any dirt in the groves with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Always thoroughly rinse off any soap with clean water and allow the furniture to air dry. If the furniture set has storage, be sure to clean the inside parts too.

Is there damage to your natural rattan garden furniture? Fix this easily with a spray finish that was made just for rattan patio furniture. Give your tired looking outdoor rattan furniture a new look by using boiled linseed oil. Apply thin coats with a paintbrush until the rattan can’t absorb any more oil. Use a cloth to wipe off any extra oil and allow it to fully dry before using again.

Rattan Patio Furniture Care – how to store rattan furniture.

It is usually safe to leave synthetic rattan furniture outside year round; however, it’s a good idea to buy breathable covers to use in autumn and winter seasons. Use the covers if you aren’t planning to use the garden furniture for long periods of time because this will keep dirt off, provide UV protection from the sun and any bird droppings which might result in deterioration or colour fading.

On the contrary, natural rattan furniture should be stored indoors when not in use. The reason is constant exposure to sunlight, rain, and varying temperatures can result in lots of damage. Don’t have the storage room for the patio furniture? Use a cover that is rain and UV proof.



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