Do you have rattan garden furniture that’s a little on […]
Do you have rattan garden furniture that’s a little on the old side, or perhaps have bought some second-hand that could do with a little tender loving care?
Insharefurniture Steps to Clean Your Outdoor Rattan Set/Furniture:
Fill a bowl with water. Add a few drops of dish detergent and stir to agitate until bubbles form on the surface.
Dip a soft cloth into the bubbles only, not into the water.
Wipe the rattan with the bubbles. The slight moisture cleans without over-wetting the rattan, which can cause damage.
Use a toothbrush or other soft brush to clean in the cracks and crevices, using the same suds-only cleaning method.
Repeat weekly for best results.
To restore dry, cracked, or split rattan, apply boiled linseed oil with a brush. When the furniture won’t absorb any more oil, wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Allow it to dry or harden before using the rattan again.
For a thorough cleaning or to remove stains, apply detergent and scrub with slightly more water than you do for routine cleaning. As soon as you’re done, dry the rattan with a hot hair dryer or set it out in the sun. Once the rattan has dried completely, apply a coat of lacquer with a paintbrush to provide added protection if desired. Repeat annually.
You can paint rattan furniture any color of the rainbow, or include the whole rainbow, with a few simple tips.
Brush gently with a soft wire brush to remove any loose fragments.
Sand down gently with sand paper to create an abrasive surface which will create better adherence for the paint.
Brush with a soft brush or vacuum with the soft brush attachment to remove any dust created from wire brushing and sanding down.
Make sure the furniture is thoroughly dry.
Make sure you are painting in a well-ventilated area and wearing safety goggles and mask.
Apply 2 thin coats of an oil-based undercoat; allow to dry thoroughly between coats.
Apply 2 thin coats of an oil-based top coat; allow to dry thoroughly between coats.
Turn the furniture upside-down and paint the underside first.
You can use either a brush or a spray to apply the paint but spraying does work out more expensive as paint is lost.
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