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How to Care for your Rattan Garden Furniture

If you are looking for high quality, affordable furniture that will add a stylish touch to your garden, we highly recommend considering rattan furniture. Whilst wood and metal garden furniture were popular in the past, today more and more people are choosing rattan or synthetic rattan furniture instead. In this article we will provide our top tips on how to care for your rattan garden furniture.

Maintaining the Quality of your Rattan Furniture

One of the best things about rattan furniture is that it is very easy to care for. If you are looking for garden furniture that will require minimal effort to maintain, furniture made from rattan will make a fantastic choice.


Rattan furniture will add a touch of luxury to your garden.

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One of the easiest ways to clean your rattan furniture is to give it a spray with your garden hose. This will remove dirt, dust and grime, making your furniture more appealing to the eye. Another way to remove dust from your rattan furniture, without getting it wet, would be to use the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner.

Removing Stains from your Rattan Furniture

If you find that there are stubborn stains on your furniture, you may need to use a chemical cleaning product. Always make sure that the product is safe to use on rattan before applying it. We highly recommend performing a patch test on a hidden area to check that it does not bleach or discolour your furniture.

A safer alternative is to clean your furniture with a mixture of soap and warm water. Always rinse your furniture thoroughly to stop the soap from seeping into the cracks. Carry out cleaning tasks on a windy day so that your furniture can air dry quickly.

If you accidentally spill anything on your rattan furniture when you are dining al fresco in the summer time, it is best to make sure you mop it up immediately. This will stop the liquid from being absorbed by the rattan material and will prevent permanent damage.


Spruce up your rattan furniture by giving it a fresh lick of paint.

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Painting Rattan Furniture

If you are looking for an easy way to give your garden a fresh new look for the summer time, why not consider painting your rattan furniture? This year bold primary colours and sweet pastel shades are on trend. Give your furniture a wipe down before you paint it and make sure that you sand any rough edges. Applying a paint primer is optional.

If you do want to paint your rattan furniture, we highly recommend using a sponge applicator as opposed to a paint brush. A sponge will allow you to carry out the task much quicker, whilst also getting into all of your furniture’s weaves and crevasses. It is also important to make sure that the paint you choose is suitable for outdoor furniture. Most hardware stores sell waterproof paint that will be perfect for the job!

Moving your Furniture in Doors

Although rattan and synthetic rattan furniture are fairly durable and able to stand well against the elements, if you want to prolong the life of your furniture, it is highly recommended that you store it indoors. If you have the space, store your rattan furniture in your shed or summer house, covering it over to prevent it from getting dusty. Alternatively you could always use it in your conservatory (if you have one) and then simply move it outside when the weather gets better in the summer time.


Rattan furniture is an excellent choice for your garden as not only does it look stylish, but it is also hard wearing and easy to maintain. Keep these care tips in mind when cleaning and maintaining your furniture to keep it looking as good as the day you purchased it. For more information please log on to


Guy Robert Hayenga

Robert is a regular author of Wine Home a home decorating blog. He loves to decorate his own home with sophisticated but simple style. Here he discussed how to decorate, how to clean, how to organize and lastly how to love your sweet home.

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