Your outdoor Garden Lounge Set was made to withstand the wear and weather it will be subject to on the porch, patio or deck, but it still needs a little care from time to time to keep it’s marvelous resort decor good-looks.
Follow these simple cleaning and maintenance tips and your outdoor furniture will continue to look great and stand up beautifully to the elements for many years to come.
How to clean the rattan garden furniture
The rattan should ideally be cleaned before it is stored and retrieved for use, when the weather is favourable. Artificial rattan furniture does not require regular cleaning. However, the appearance of sap drippings and mildew from the outdoor environment makes cleaning a necessity. The items you are going to use include: washing-up liquid, soft clothing or sponge, bucket of warm water, vacuum cleaner, stiff brush, garden hose or bucket of water. Avoid using bleach based cleaning products or abrasive scouring agents as these may erode the texture of your furniture or cause it to develop cracks. If you are using the hose pipe, regulate the water pressure before rinsing the suds in the furniture. Rinsing should be done using clean, clear water.
Prepare the furniture
During preparation, take the furniture out in the open and remove all the cushions.
Remove dust and mud
Remove dirt and mud from the furniture using a stiff brush. The bristles in the brush should make it easy to cover the entire texture of the rattan. Once the mud and grime are freed, use the brush attached in your vacuum cleaner to eliminate any dust build up.
Clean the furniture
Add washing up liquid in a bucket of water and clean your furniture. A soft piece of clothing is necessary for this purpose.
Remove the suds
A garden hose is effective in rinsing out the soap suds. Make sure the pressure coming from the hose is limited to avoid damage. If you do not have a garden hose, use the bucket of water to rinse the suds.
How to care for outdoor wicker.
If you leave your rattan garden furniture outside on your patio, it is likely that it will collect dust and debris in its weaves over time. Dust, dirt and debris need to be removed from your furniture or they may end up collecting in the crevices of the weaves and causing mildew. A great way to remove loose dust and dirt is to use a vacuum cleaner. We highly recommend using the small brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner, if you have one. This will remove the loose dust and dirt quickly and easily.
Alternatively, you could always use a brush with non-abrasive bristles, like a toothbrush or nailbrush. Brushes of this size will be perfect for getting into all of the crevices of the weaves. Once you have removed the loose dust and dirt, we highly recommend cleaning your rattan furniture using warm water and a mild washing up detergent. If you own natural rattan furniture, it is important not to get it too wet. Instead of submerging a soft cloth into the water and soaking your furniture, we recommend just skimming the bubbles off the top instead.
After you have cleaned any dirt and marks off your furniture, slightly dampen a clean cloth and wipe it over your rattan dining table and chairs. Make sure you allow your furniture plenty of time to dry before using it again. Synthetic rattan garden furniture can withstand getting slightly wetter, so you could always use a hosepipe to clean your furniture instead. Just make sure that the water drains off properly and that you carry out the cleaning task on a windy day so your furniture dries quickly. Most people use cushions and seat covers on the rattan garden chairs to make them more comfortable. These cushions and seat covers need to be washed on a regular basis in order to keep them in tip top condition.
Most covers and cushions will be machine washable, but it is always best to check the label first. It is unlikely that you will be able to tumble dry them so make sure you leave them out to dry and do not put them back on your rattan chairs until both are dry.
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