How to Clean Rattan Sofa Set

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Whether your Rattan Sofa Set is made out of natural rattan or polyrattan

Whether your Rattan Sofa Set is made out of natural rattan or polyrattan, you have chosen wisely if you are no fan of maintenance. But there are more advantages with both types of rattan garden furniture.

Where polyrattan is made from synthetic fibres, rattan is a natural material from tropic trees and plants. Both versions add a light and airy expression to furniture and are both strong yet flexible materials, do well suited for spaces with variations in temperature and humidity. They are both sustainable, beautiful and no two pieces of furniture look exactly the same. They are also affordable, lightweight, and practical.

How Often to Clean Rattan Furniture

Because of the construction techniques used for rattan furniture, there are lots of nooks and crannies that can collect dust and dirt. The furniture should be dusted or vacuumed with an upholstery brush weekly. A more thorough damp cleaning should be done monthly and any food, drink, or mud stains should be cleaned away immediately.

At least once a year, inspect the furniture for splits in the fibers and mold and mildew growth especially if the rattan pieces have been outdoors. Take the time to clean away problems and recondition the fibers.

Steps to Clean the Rattan:

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.

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