If you are reading this article, then you are probably just putting your Outdoor Lounge Set or are just getting ready to put it away for the winter. Anyway, you definitely want to make sure that it is cleaned first and that any possible damage is repaired. Did you know that even the smallest damage to your rattan furniture can cause it to fall apart altogether. It is almost like dominoes, once one strip is ripped, the others will follow.
How to clean rattan garden furniture
Cleaning synthetic rattan garden furniture couldn’t get any easier! That’s why synthetic rattan is a great low maintenance furniture solution for any garden. You will need a soft cloth which has been dipped in a small amount of soapy water. Or, you can use furniture polish to enhance the shine on the rattan. Simply wipe up any spillages or stains to keep the set clean.
Wicker and natural rattan need to be cleaned much more regularly to lengthen its lifespan. If you don’t clean the grooves and crevices of your wicker furniture, dirt and dust will build up between the weaves. Use a soft bristle brush to clean natural rattan regularly.
Maintaining your rattan garden furniture
Keep pets away from rattan furniture as they can cause abrasions or scratches.
Don’t sit on the arms of the garden furniture to keep the structure strong.
Any major stains such as dark liquids should be dealt with quickly. Use detergent and a cloth to remove stains when they occur.
Completely clean the rattan furniture once a year to remove any dirt or stains which have built up over time. You’ll need to use more detergent than a weekly clean.
Protect rattan garden furniture legs with rubber feet
The legs of your rattan garden furniture will receive abrasions when when chairs are scraped back and forth. It’s more common to happen when a set is placed on decking or a patio area and can cause the rattan to split at the base of the legs. Over time this can split the legs higher up and eventually weaken the rattan furniture. In order to stop this happening, place rubber feet on each leg, this will absorb impact when dragging rattan furniture across hard surfaces.