How to Clean and Maintain Outdoor Lounge Set

Soon it will be time to drag the outdoor Leisure Chair if you live in sunnier climes, add it to your spring cleaning list to get ready for dining al fresco

Soon it will be time to drag the outdoor Leisure Chair if you live in sunnier climes, add it to your spring cleaning list to get ready for dining al fresco. Don’t know where to start? Here’s our cheat sheet on how to clean and care for outdoor rattan furniture.

Cleaning Resin Wicker Furniture

You can use the same cleaning methods for natural wicker on resin wicker, vacuuming with a brush attachment and spot-cleaning with a sponge or toothbrush, dish soap, and water. But if your resin wicker gets really dirty, or it's full of dust after the offseason, you can give it a deep cleaning by hosing it down. If necessary, rinse it with a hose, then scrub it with a soft brush and soapy water, then rinse again with the hose. Let with wicker dry thoroughly before using the furniture.

Dry rattan furniture well. A damp cloth with a mild furniture cleaner may be used, but take care not to soak the furniture. If it does become oversaturated, dry outdoors in the sun, if possible. The natural plant material will generally return to its original shape, so take care not to bend it while wet.

Tips to Help Rattan Furniture Last Longer

Lift rattan furniture evenly from each side to prevent excess stress to the fibers. Never drag rattan furniture!

Place rubber caps or felt pads under each leg to prevent excessive wear and splitting.

Avoid excessive humidity and excessively low humidity for well-maintained fibers.

Rotate furniture to prevent excessive fading on one side from the sun.

Use upholstered cushions in rattan seats to help distribute the sitter's weight and prevent sagging.

Additional Tips and Advice

Although rattan may be used outdoors, it’s best not to leave it in the sun or otherwise exposed to the elements. The material will break down much more quickly under these circumstances.

Place rubber stoppers under the legs of rattan. The cushion helps keep the material from cracking or splitting.

Make sure you use BOILED linseed oil. Raw linseed oil will not dry or harden. Boiled linseed oil is available at most hardware stores. (You do not actually boil it yourself.)

These are just a few simple steps in caring for your Outdoor Lounge Set  . If followed correctly, these can help you to protect your rattan and ensure that it stays in great shape for a long time, you can click to learn more, Insharefurniture is an ideal choice for your garden, home and office.