Rattan, which is made from plant fibers, is both durable and flexible, making it well-suited for use as furniture. Even with these desirable qualities, rattan Modern Leisure Chair requires special care to ensure its longevity. It's the Goldilocks of furniture material, never happy unless it receives its preferred treatment: moderate conditions that are neither too humid nor too dry to avoid mold, mildew or brittleness. Keeping the furniture clean and storing it in a suitable environment ensure that it will last for years to come.
How to clean rattan furniture
Follow these steps to clean your rattan furniture:
Use a handheld vacuum or a brush attachment to remove loose dust and soil.
Use a toothbrush, cocktail stick or any other fine tool to remove stubborn soil or debris.
Using a bowl of warm, soapy water or a garden hose, remove all soil and debris and scrub thoroughly.
Collect only the bubbles with a soft cloth and wash the rattan surface with this.
Use a toothbrush to apply the bubbles to cracks and crevices.
Place the furniture outside in the sun, or a well-ventilated area and allow it to dry thoroughly.
How to repair and renew rattan outdoor Insahre furniture ?
Whether you spotted either faded color or damaged/broken weaving you should take immediate action. But the process of repairing is a bit different. We will go through both processes. I always repair rattan before renewing it and so should you, because in that way it will look much nicer.
Make sure that your rattan furniture is clean and inspect for damage.
If you go repair a dirty rattan table or chair you might end up failing the process. Always clean it first, but since you are reading this article I think that you are already aware of that. Also, make sure to inspect your rattan pieces thoroughly. I once repaired and renewed a really nice rattan table only to find out later that I did not repair all the cracks. Make sure you do not repeat my mistake.
Get some new rattan and cut it as long as your void is.
For those of you that have broken weaving but no void, you can skip this step. But for those of you that are not as lucky, you will have to get your gardening shears and cut the exact length of how much you need. Keep in mind that the weaving, when stretched out is longer, so make sure to cut a piece longer than the void. You can start with a longer piece, insert it in and shorten it later when you know how much excess of it you have.
Slide the new piece of rattan into the weaving
This might be tricky since pure rattan is wooden and therefore this step might require some patience. Take your time and do the job right rather than trying to cut corners and end up with damage that is even worse than the one in the beginning
Apply glue to the ends of rattan parts that you want to glue together
I would highly recommend that you use a strong wood glue that turns invisible once it is dry. This will make your rattan set look much nicer. Making it look better is the whole purpose of this project, right?
Leave to dry
Once you have applied the glue, you can sit back and relax. Well, you might not want to sit on your rattan chair just yet if you have fresh glue on it… What I meant was you can now just wait for it to dry, because your work here is done.
A regular clean keeps cane furniture looking great and remaining strong; with these tips, you can handle the task with ease. If you require more information, then please feel free to contact Inshare Furniture(Zhejiang) Co., Ltd or visit our site: https://www.insharefurniture.com/product/pp-leisure-chair/