Rattan Furniture 101: How to Clean Your Furniture Effectively Like the Pros Do


When it comes to cleaning rattan furniture, you can find it a hassle in more ways than one. The simple fact is that rattan furniture is made by weaving strands of wood together on a metal frame and can withstand most weather conditions with the sole exception of heavy storms, hurricanes, tornados, and snowstorms. It is a delight to purchase as they are extremely lightweight and come in various shapes, sizes, and styles. But when it comes to cleaning it, you are bound to find the process quite tough and that’s an understatement.

When it comes to cleaning the rattan furniture in your home, the first thing that you need to do is to remove the old cushion covers and the cushions as well. And then you can start the vacuum; just make sure that it is attached to the trash bag to collect the dust and debris as you start vacuuming the furniture, and you may want to use a high setting to pull up the dirt from all the little nooks and crannies of your rattan furniture.

  • Use new covers

One of the first things that you need to do is to get replacement cushion covers for rattan furniture. And if you are using rattan furniture for your front lawns, then you need new cushions and covers for it, for both the summer and winter seasons. One of the reasons is that new cushion covers can add life to what may otherwise appear drab-looking. And more than that, the more dazzling the covers, the better your furniture is bound to look. This is why you need to use new covers as they are made for all seasons. Just check out online websites for the latest designs, as far as cushion covers go but keep in mind that you cannot use an online website to shop for new covers effectively as you are bound to get both the size and shape wrong. So just head to the nearest shop to purchase the same.

  • Make sure that you purchase with UV protection

 As suggested earlier, rattan furniture is weatherproof, so essentially you can place the chairs strategically on your front lawn. Just make sure that the chairs come with requisite UV protection so that they don’t become discolored after spending a long time in the sunlight. And that’s why you use cushions to provide your furniture with some cover from the harmful rays of the sun. Make sure that you remember not to leave your chairs out during heavy rain, as sodden chairs are just the perfect setting for rot, mildew, and even Mold.

  • Cleaning the chairs

 Just use a garden hose to remove all the soil, dirt, and debris from all the chairs. Pat them dry and once they are dried up, use warm and soapy water with a mild detergent and wash the furniture completely from top to bottom. This should help to remove all the particulates from the chair and keep it looking fresh. 

These are the essential tips to cleaning your rattan chairs effectively,


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