Rattan Furniture Maintenance

Maintaining Rattan Furniture

This post gives tips about Rattan Furniture Maintenance.

Since people often ask,  how long does wicker furniture last outdoors?  This post will help to prolong the lifespan of the rattan furniture.

Tips For Cleaning Rattan Furniture

These tips apply to cleaning synthetic rattan furniture to keep it looking as good as new.

It is worth mentioning that Synthetic rattan is a great choice for garden furniture.  It is both durable and easy to maintain.

In order to maintain the synthetic weave clean it regularly.  Cleaning the furniture regularly will help make the rattan furniture last longer.  Cleaning the rattan furniture every 2 or 3 months will help the furniture look as good as new.

To clean rattan furniture gather the following items.

  • A Soft sponge or cloth.
  • Mild Detergent – Such as Washing up liquid.
  • A bucket of warm water.
  • A hose.
  • A brush

First of all use a stiff brush to clean the rattan.  This will remove or loosen things such as mud or moss.   Brush gently to to protect the finish of the rattan.

Next, use a vacuum cleaner to suck up any loose dirt or dust.  Often using the brush attachment of the vacuum cleaner is effective.

Next, create a cleaning solution.  To create the cleaning solution add washing up liquid to a bucket of warm water.  Avoid using cleaning products that contain bleach or scouring agents to clean the rattan furniture.

Secondly, use a soft sponge or cloth to apply the cleaning solution to the rattan furniture.

Allow the cleaning solution to soak for one or two minutes.

Finally, rinse the rattan furniture using the hose.  Use cold water and a wide gentle spray.

After the rattan is rinsed, turn the furniture upside down to dry in the sun.

Removing Stains From Rattan Furniture

Sometimes things will be spilled onto the rattan dining table or chairs.  If this happens wipe away the stain as quickly as possible.    Best advise, clean with a non foaming detergent.

Stubborn stains can be removed with a little more detergent and scrubbing a little harder.

How long does rattan furniture last?

The furniture is made from man-made synthetic rattan.  In fact the synthetic rattan is very high quality.

To prolong the life of the rattan fibres they are UV protected and weather resistant.

Furthermore, the fibres are tested to ensure the rattan maintains its colour and shape for many years.

The structure of the rattan is made from fully welded, powder coated aluminium frames.  Powder coating the frame of the rattan furniture prevents the frame from oxidisation.  Once again, this helps the rattan furniture last longer.

The rattan furniture makers or weavers are highly skilled.  In fact, they are often 2nd or 3rd generation weavers.

There is a correlation between the length of the guarantee and how long the rattan furniture will last.  With that said, there is also a correlation between the amount spent on the rattan furniture and how long it will last.

For example,  compare two sets.  One rattan set costs 200 pounds with a 1 year guarantee.   The second sets costs 2000 pounds and has a 10 year guarantee.  Naturally the rattan set with a 10 year guarantee will be expected to ├▒ast longer.

How to make rattan furniture look new

Using a hose to clean will help to keep the rattan furniture looking like new.  It is recommend to clean the rattan furniture with a pressure hose on a wide setting.  Furthermore, stand at least 1 metre away from the furniture.

How to clean rattan dining tables

Tables should be cleaned carefully with a clean sponge.  Equally, use a cleaning agent.   Following the instructions below.

Firstly, apply lukewarm water to the dining table.  Apply the water with a soft cloth or a sponge.

Secondly, brush the dining table with a soft scrubbing pad.  Ensure that the brush, sponge or cloth are clean.

Finally, rinse the dining table well with water.  Again, ensure that the water is clean.  These tip assist the Rattan Furniture Maintenance and make the furniture last longer.

How to clean rattan furniture cushions

Use a brush to remove loose dirt.  Make a cleaning solution.  The best solution is 1:16 mild detergent to lukewarm water.  Clean the cushions with a sponge or a brush with soft bristles.  Allow the cleaning solution to soak into the cushion fabric.  Remove the soap residue by rinsing with water.  Allow the cushions to air dry naturally.

Very important!  Do not dry clean, iron, steam iron or tumble dry the cushions.  FInally, do not clean the cushions with bleach or strong detergents.

Other ways to protect the rattan furniture outdoors.

For one, buying covers.   Covering the rattan furniture will help it to last longer.  Rattan covers are great when weather becomes much colder.

For more Rattan Furniture Maintenance tips please contact a member of the team.