How to take care of rattan armchairs?

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Rattan armchairs are furniture that can be found in many gardens. Elegant and practical, they work well in many arrangements whether classic or modern. They provide convenience and comfort for relaxation, and at the same time are extremely aesthetic, thus beautifying the garden. However, in order for rattan armchairs to retain their original appearance for many years, they must be properly cared for. How to take care of them?

Rattan – a material known for years

Rattan is a material known for years. In Europe, furniture woven from it appeared only in the 19th century, but in Asia it has been popular for centuries. Rattan furniture was mainly used in gardens and on the terrace. The flexible stems of the South Asian climbing rotang palm can be used to weave various types of furniture from armchairs, tables, tables and chairs to sofas and couches.

The popularity of armchairs or tables made of rattan is due to the unusual properties of this material. It is flexible and moldable, yet not breakable. Arranged and woven, it does not deform. Rattan armchairs are also lightweight and stylish. They meet the expectations of even the most demanding connoisseurs of beautiful arrangements, and they fit into the character of many styles. This natural raw material is particularly fond of the fashionable Scandinavian style, as well as boho, retro, vinatge design. Rattan armchairs should also not be missing in a minimalist or modern garden.

It is also worth mentioning that aesthetics is not the only advantage of rattan. It is also extremely resistant to mechanical damage, temperature changes, humidity, sunlight. Under the influence of these atmospheric factors, rattan does not fade, does not deform, does not deteriorate. However, this does not mean that rattan armchairs can stay on the terrace or in the garden all winter. In order for them to retain their original beautiful appearance, during the winter they must be tucked away in a safe place – dry and with a stable temperature above 0 degrees Celsius.

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How to maintain rattan armchairs?

Rattan furniture is the one that does not cause many problems and does not require time-consuming and expensive care. Dirt that develops on them can be easily cleaned with a dry brush or flannel cloth soaked in soapy water. Special chemicals available in garden stores or a homemade solution made from water with the addition of hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice can also be used to clean rattan armchairs. In addition to cleaning and washing, rattan armchairs should be vacuumed regularly. This is due to the fact that this material does not like dust very much. It’s a good idea to vacuum the furniture once every two weeks using a narrow tip or a rice brush.

Once a year it is also a good idea to refresh rattan furniture by varnishing. Before painting, the old coat of varnish must be removed with sandpaper or solvent. The new one is applied according to the instructions provided with the varnish. Once a year it is also good to waterproof rattan furniture. It is best to do this after the season is over, before storing them in the garage or basement. The impregnating product should be applied to seats that are clean, dry and degreased.

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