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Thread: Rattan Furniture

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    Need some advice... How to maintain rattan furniture?

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    Using boiled linseed oil.

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    Place rubber stoppers under the legs of rattan. The cushion will help keeping the materials from cracking or splitting.

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    Yeah this is good choice for use Rattan Rattan, is treasured for its adaptability, durability, and endurance. Its sleek texture can easily withstand dirt and dust, and it’s resistant to both rain and sun exposure.

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    Anyways, when cleaning any type of garden furniture only clean the cushions when it is absolutely necessary and this will keep the cushion fabric from wear and tear. And even if the furniture stays outside for the winter or during any summer rain, you should still keep or bring the cushions inside. When washing natural rattan, always use a soft cloth that has been dampened with furniture polish or a mild washing-up liquid/warm water mix. Water and soap can fade the appearance of the furniture, so you only need a tiny drop of washing up liquid to remove any dirt, furniture polish on the other hand really helps to enhance the appearance

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    1. Clean the surface regularly. A monthly or even weekly cleaning is the best way to protect your rattan furniture and prevent major damage. Clean with a little dishwashing detergent diluted into water. Skim the suds off the top of the water with a soft cloth and then wipe the furniture's surface without getting the wood wet. Be sure to get into crevices and grooves with a toothbrush or other small brush.

    2. Keep the furniture indoors. While rattan certainly likes humidity, it is not outdoor furniture. Keep your rattan indoors and preferably out of direct sunlight and the furniture will last long and look better.

    3. Care for stains or other major damage immediately. Use detergent and a cloth to scrub out stains as soon as they occur. For more serious damage like cracking or splitting of the wood, try boiled linseed oil to put moisture back into the material. For the real tough stuff, contact a rattan or wicker expert who can care for the wood with expertise.

    4. Do a major cleaning once a year. A thorough cleaning will take care of dirt buildup and will also prevent further damage. Scrub the rattan with detergent, using slightly more water than you use for the weekly cleaning. Then, dry the wood as quickly as possible, using a hair dryer or setting the furniture in the sun. Finally, apply a coat of shellac or lacquer to seal the wood until the next year's cleaning.

    5. Place rubber stoppers underneath the legs of the furniture. Keeping a bit of rubber between the wood and the floor will prevent unnecessary damage and splitting of the rattan.

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    Keep your Rattan furniture away from sunshine as this causes breaks and the furnishings itself to look used out. Find a identify where it is safe from immediate sunlight or, at least, cover your ms windows with drapes to reduce damage.

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    Here are some tips which you should use to take care of rattan furniture:
    • Firstly keep your rattan furniture indoors and preferably out of direct sunlight because Rattan is made from a vine and sunlight can dry it out and weaken and bleach it very quickly.
    • You should apply small amount of linseed oil on cracked areas to help the wood recover.
    • You can use a detergent and a harsh cloth to remove any stains as soon as they happen.
    • For wicker rattan, lattice work or crevices you can use a soft toothbrush to clean.

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