Have you just bought a set of rattan furniture? If you do that, you need to know the best way to maintain the set and make the furniture last for many years ahead:
- Make sure that your rattan furniture has been applied with protective coat. If it haven’t then do it. Protective coat, just like the name will protect it and give the shiny look
- Dust it from time to time
- You can use them as outdoor furniture but make sure to place them under your shaded patio where they are protected from the direct sunlight. Constant exposure of hot sunlight and cold weather at night will crack your rattan furniture, so it will be better to place them indoor. If you want to have rattan furniture as your outdoor furniture, then choose the furniture which are made from synthetic wicker material that has the same look yet far more durable and more affordable as well.
- Only use mild detergent to wash your rattan furniture and do this at least once a year. Make sure to dry it up completely before you put them back to where they belong or it will bring up mold to grow on them.
That is the basic maintenance that you can do for your rattan furniture. Once you make sure that you do that properly, you can expect them to stand for many years ahead. Make sure to check your rattan furniture from time to time. If you find even the smallest damage such as loosing screw, you need to fix them right away to stop it from spreading. After a couple of years, the color will usually fade and you can’t avoid it, but you can always paint them back with new color to give a new look and give fresh look on the entire house just like when you buy a new one.