Long consigned to the mythical Emmanuelle armchair and the famous “sun” mirrors, rattanhas been able to reinvent itself for our greatest pleasure and make a place for itself in our homes, to bring this bohemian and cozy touch to your decor. Now very trendy, we love it, and we know exactly why: robust and natural, Chez Rendez vous deco rattan is available in many models (chair, armchair, coffee table, bench, mirror, basket, lampshade, lamp ) that will fit perfectly both indoors and outdoors. You will quickly notice it if you adopt it, over time, the taste for rattan does not weaken: thanks to its sobriety and this “natural” aspect (rattan indeed belongs to the family of palm trees, it is a solid wood with a fibrous heart that grows in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia), it will perfectly match your living room or your terrace. If rattan is thus a resistant material and a timeless part of the decoration, it requires regular maintenance to preserve all its beauty to last better by your side. So remember to take good care of your rattan furniture and protect it. For this there are many tips and techniques! Follow our guide which will provide you with simple and effective advice for maintaining your rattan furniture!
How to maintain and clean your rattan furniture?
Before starting the big cleaning of your rattan furniture, the first step and one of the most important is dusting. To do this, you just need to dust the surface of your furniture regularly with a vacuum cleaner or with the help of a microfiber cloth. The vacuum cleaner remains the fastest solution and allows you to quickly remove the dust accumulated on the surface of your rattan furniture. Using a rag will allow you to access tighter corners. The vacuum cleaner and microfiber cloth combo will be the winning duo for dusting off your rattan.
For proper maintenance of your rattan furniture, the best solution is to carry out regular cleaning. At least once a week, wipe with a sponge moistened with Marseille soap or lemon juice and leave to dry. A good tip for properly cleaning and maintaining your rattan furniture also consists of vigorously rubbing with a nylon brush with Saint-Marc’s detergent with 2 tablespoons per liter of water or otherwise with baking soda in warm water, putting 1 teaspoon per liter of water. Rinse everything with a damp sponge and clean water and let it air dry.
In conclusion, regular maintenance is THE solution which guarantees a long life for your rattan furniture and which will avoid any risk of alteration, thanks to easy and regular cleaning.
How to maintain and clean an outdoor rattan garden furniture?
Maintaining and cleaning your garden furniture marks the arrival of good weather gives the start of good weather! To take care of your pretty rattan garden furniture, some tips will be useful. Outside, the rattan garden furniture is unfortunately the target of many bad weather. Often left outside even when it rains or during the winter, it faces various bad weather such as snow, frost or even the sun. In addition, if your furniture has been left outside in direct sunlight for too long and has become slightly greyish, apply a bleach solution made up of the following elements:
You should also know that the rattan sofa and armchair of your outdoor garden furniture can be victims of mold stains, or a few worms. Do not panic ! All you need to do is treat them with an insecticide fungicide such as Les Frères Nordin and a silk brush following the instructions. Fifteen days later, inject the product with the syringe into the visible holes.
As a preventive measure, also treat the healthy parts.
To properly remove all the unwanted mold on your rattan furniture, you can also simply apply white vinegar or a few drops of ammonia mixed with cold water with the help of a sponge or a cloth, as well as soda ash. To be done without any fear because these products do not remove the natural color of your rattan garden furniture.
How to feed brittle and dry rattan?
Over the years, the fibers of your rattan furniture can become brittle and if your rattan chair starts to squeak, it means that the fibers have become too dry.
If this is the case for one of your rattan furniture, here is the solution: a useful grandmother’s recipe to know in order to clean but above all to nourish the rattan is to mix with 1 liter of hot water, 1 tablespoon of turpentine plus 3 tablespoons of linseed oil. Apply this mixture with a brush. Leave to dry, then polish with a soft cloth.