Rattan rattan is an attractive, lightweight, and durabl […]
Rattan rattan is an attractive, lightweight, and durable material for furniture. Rattan outdoor furniture can add personality to a yard or patio. Adorning an outdoor gathering area with this type of furniture can become costly over time. If the furniture is not taken care of properly, it can easily lose its luster and even become damaged. This situation can result in the furniture quickly becoming useless and turning into little more than an expensive eyesore. Whether you choose to display your rattan indoors or out, following these steps will keep your rattan clean and in good repair.
Clean Outdoor Rattan Set
Use a handheld vacuum or a brush attachment to remove loose dust and soil.
Use a toothbrush, cocktail stick or any other fine tool to remove stubborn soil or debris.
Using a bowl of warm, soapy water or a garden hose, remove all soil and debris and scrub thoroughly.
Collect only the bubbles with a soft cloth and wash the rattan surface with this.
Use a toothbrush to apply the bubbles to cracks and crevices.
Place the furniture outside in the sun, or a well-ventilated area and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Remove Old Paint from Rattan Set
You should paint or stain your outdoor rattan furniture every few years to keep it looking its best and increase its longevity. Of course, before adding a fresh coat of paint, you will need to remove the old paint. To remove the paint, you can use a small scraper, flathead screwdriver or wire brush. Be gentle, since any bit of roughness can damage the woven material. You can also use a garden hose with a spray nozzle or even a pressure washer if you are particularly careful, but, while these methods are more convenient, they also increase the chance of damaging your favorite rattan chair or sofa. If you do use a wet method, make sure your furniture dries completely before you take any other steps.
Paint the Outdoor Rattan Set
Painting Outdoor Rattan Set is another way to protect it from damaging weather. There are types of paint that are specifically formulated for outdoor rattan furniture. The entire surface area of the furniture should be covered by the paint. This includes the top, bottom, underside, arms, and seats. Paint should be reapplied every three years. In order to waterproof the furniture, two coats of marine varnish should be applied after the painting is complete. Anyone who does not wish to change the natural color of the rattan furniture can eliminate the paint and just apply three coats of the marine varnish every two years. Visit our site insharefurniture.com for more information.