A rattan garden furniture set is one of the essential set of pieces British garden and patio owners learn not to go without. While plastic or aluminum-based garden furniture is still popular and well-bought across the British Isles, it is just about the rustic, naturalistic look of rat curtain furniture, giving it the extra attention in the British eyes that spruce up their outdoor space.
What most of these homeowners also learn, however, is that rattan furniture comes with the extra requirement for tender love and care. A robust yet lightly damaged material, the rattan must be handled extremely carefully, with the risk of a beautiful set of outdoor furniture turning into a spotted collection of broken baskets. Therefore, more and more homeowners are gravitating towards synthetic rattan, a polyethylene alloy that boasts most of the properties of traditional rattan while it is considerably easier to care for. In this article, we will strive to offer tips and suggestions on how to manage both types of rattan so that you can ensure that your brand new set of rattan furniture gets the attention it deserves and remains in good shape as long as possible.
Caring for natural rattan
As mentioned above, natural rattan is as sensitive as it is versatile and beautiful. Most of the common products used to clean furniture will be murdered by rattan, so homeowners who want to keep their wicker furniture in good condition should avoid them at all costs. Instead, their wicker furniture should be dusted with a soft brushed brush (preferably weekly) and cleaned with a vacuum cleaner. Water should also be used sparingly, and never on paper rotting – to wash this material, use a damp cloth. Drying is best done by leaving the furniture on a dry but blustery day, although a fan or hair dryer will have a similar effect when needed.
In terms of maintenance and maintenance, the same care should be taken to ensure that natural rat furniture retains its appealing appearance. This material damages quite easily, but fortunately most injuries can be prevented by a series of simple steps and actions. For example, a single, thin layer of UV protective wax is sufficient to prevent exposure damage, while linseed oil will restore cracked or dry furniture, provided it has not been painted. Similarly, a set of rubber plugs will stop the wood from scuffing through contact with the floor. Finally, all natural rat farm furniture should be protected with a lid when not in use and stored in a slightly damp place if kept indoors. Finally, while painting natural wicker furniture is not necessarily recommended, rattan owners should be aware that painting them reduces their market value and can damage their status as antique pieces along the line.
These simple steps will go a long way to ensure that natural rat furniture remains in good shape for long periods.
Take care of synthetic rattan
Popular among gardeners to track all qualities of natural rattan while it is much easier to care for, synthetic rattan requires much less effort to be kept in good condition than its natural counterpart. In fact, many of the deficiencies in natural rattan are not applicable to their synthetic "cousin", and homeowners will be delighted to discover that they can wash their synthetic rattan furniture with water without the risk of damaging it. Otherwise, most of the tips and tricks described above apply to synthetic rattan as well as to natural rattan.
By following the simple guidelines in this article, rattan furniture owners can ensure that their furniture stays in top shape and continues to be envied in the vicinity!