How to Clean and Care for Rattan Furniture

Whether you choose to display your rattan indoors or out, following these steps will keep your Garden Lounge Set clean and in good repair.

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Rattan is an attractive, lightweight, and durable material for furniture. It’s also eco-friendly, as the plants are fast-growing and plentiful. Whether you choose to display your rattan indoors or out, following these steps will keep your Garden Lounge Set clean and in good repair.

General Rattan Set

Remove any cushions and clean them separately, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, as proper care varies by fabric type.

Regular dusting with a soft cloth, microfiber duster, or feather duster helps keep any type of Rattan looking great.

For heavier dust, use a small soft-bristled paintbrush; to remove dirt from those crevices where Rattan meets the furniture frame, switch to an old toothbrush.

Regularly clean Rattan furniture with the brush attachment of your vacuum, being sure to set the suction to its lowest level to avoid causing damage.

Rattan pieces need a more thorough cleaning once or twice a year. Moisten a microfiber cloth or terry towel (or even a clean sock) with warm water, then gently rub the Rattan surface, top and bottom.

For heavier dirt and stains, wipe with a cleaning cloth that’s been lightly moistened with warm water and mild soap; wipe again with plain water.

How to spot damage on your rattan furniture?

To spot damage on your rattan furniture you will have to look for 3 things.

-Faded color

Faded color is the most common damage that your rattan might have. While it is not as harmful as the other two, it is definitely making your furniture set look old and ugly. Renewing it will make a big difference and will brighten up your backyard by a lot.

-Broken weaving

This is probably the worst thing to happen to your rattan piece. Once the weaving is broken it will only get worse if you do not repair it. Don’t worry I will describe the full procedure later and make sure that you get it fixed as soon as possible.

-Damaged weaving

This is when your weaving is clearly damaged but not broken yet. If that is the case for you, then you are lucky that you can prevent the breaking of the weaving before it even occurs.

Once you spot any of those 3 signs I recommend that you do not lose any time and immediately start with the repair/renewal. You will need some special products for this. I do not recommend using regular glue or paint.

Before purchasing any furniture, it’s important to measure the garden space to ensure it fits properly. Our Rattan Sofa Set will become the focal point of your garden or patio. It is ideal for al fresco dining or for simply relaxing and enjoying the weather. Click to learn more information