How to Care for Rattan Furniture in 3 Steps

Ahhh the summer – time for BBQs, garden parties and lazy days relaxing on your garden furniture. When the sun comes out it’s rattan furniture’s time to shine! Garden furniture is essential for creating a space where your guests can unwind and come together to make the most of the warm weather.

High quality rattan furniture, like the range from eDecks (excuse the shameless plug!) will be treated to ensure that it’s resistant to staining, moisture damage and rot. This means that it will look as good as new with little maintenance required. However, if you think it’s time to show your rattan a little bit of love and attention, just follow our 3 simple steps to care for your rattan furniture.
You’ll need

  • Soft-bristle brush e.g. a nailbrush or paintbrush
  • Gentle cleanser
  • Sponge
  • Gloves
  • Fine-grain sandpaper
  • Furniture covers


Step 1: Start with a Light Brush Down

Use your soft-bristle brush to sweep the surface of your furniture; making sure you get into all of the nooks and crannies, to remove any dirt and dust that has settled but isn’t stuck. This will allow you to check if your furniture needs a deep clean or if a light brush down will do the trick. Always use a soft-bristle brush when you clean your rattan furniture to avoid damaging the fibres.

Once you’ve got rid of the surface dirt, give your outdoor furniture a light rinse with water but be careful not to soak your furniture as this could weaken the fibres.

Step 2: Gently Deep Clean

If there’s any tough to remove stains or lingering dirt left over from your initial clean, tackle it with a tough yet, gentle deep clean! Unlike cleaning decking, caring for your rattan furniture requires a soft touch so, ditch the powerhose for your trusty soft-bristle brush and use a gentle cleanser to give the surface of your furniture a good scrub. Then simply rinse and pat dry using a soft towel or, leave to dry in the sun if the weather allows.

In the off-chance that you spot mold, simply remove by donning your gloves and use fine-grain sandpaper to scrub very lightly and remove the mold.

Step 3: Go Undercover

Make sure you cover your furniture when it’s not in use to extend the lifespan of your rattan furniture. Covers made from tough, durable material will protect your furniture from harsh, wet winter weather as well as Britain’s potentially harsh, wet summer weather! This probably goes without saying but when you’re shopping for furniture covers, always make sure that they’re waterproof just like eDecks’ rattan furniture covers!

Over the winter months, make sure that your garden furniture is stored upright to allow any accumulated water to drain away. It’s also a good idea to bring furniture accessories like pillows inside when the rain comes on.
Now you’ve restored your rattan furniture to it’s former glory, pour yourself a drink and relax – you’ve earned it!
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