A popular choice for spaces indoors and out, Rattan fur […]
A popular choice for spaces indoors and out, Rattan furniture and accessories can provide years of comfort and enjoyment if properly maintained.
Rattan rattanis 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 rattan clean and in good repair.
How to Clean Rattan Furniture
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.
To eliminate mold and mildew, wipe with a mixture of 25% white vinegar and 75% water, then wipe again with plain water.
Before replacing the cushions, allow Rattan to dry thoroughly in the sun; alternatively, use a hair dryer to hasten the process.
Additional Tips and Advice
Although rattan may be used outdoors, it’s best not to leave it in the sun or otherwise exposed to the elements. The material will break down much more quickly under these circumstances.
Place rubber stoppers under the legs of rattan. The cushion helps keep the material from cracking or splitting.
For more information about how to clean and care outdoor rattan set, follow our article on the site insharefurniture.com