Garden Lounge Set – both natural and synthetic – is a bit more high-maintenance than other furnishings in your home. Whether it’s indoors or out, various elements including dust, dirt and pollen are easily captured and nestled into nooks and crannies, which can quickly make your furniture look dirty. Be proactive with your cleaning routine, and your wicker will thank you.
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 Insahre 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.
Last Minute Pro Tips:
Make sure you’re using a soft bristled brush. Using steel wool or a brush that’s stiff and coarse could damage the wicker. It’s not the strongest material in the world and using those kinds of materials could scratch or damage it.
If you have some small cosmetic damages, your best bet is to fix with wood glue and then let it dry before continuing to clean. If it’s not something you think could be fixed with wood glue, taking your wicker furniture to a professional is your best option.
Don’t press too hard on the wicker slats, it’s an easy and very avoidable way to damage them.
When you’re cleaning your wicker patio furniture, try not to let water stay pooled up for extended periods of time. This could saturate the wicker and leave you with some unsightly stains.
At the end of the day, if you live in a climate with sub par weather, storing your furniture during the worst part of the season is your best bet. If you don’t have anywhere to store your patio furniture, it’s not the end of the world. There some awesome patio furniture cover options that will do a great job at protecting your patio investment.
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