It is now famous for having outdoor synthetic rattan furniture in its outdoor living areas. But just like any other type of furniture, you have adequate care and maintenance to ensure the furniture lasts long.
The care and maintenance of the outdoor synthetic rattan furniture are pretty straightforward. Use mild soap and water and a soft brush to clean your furniture at least once a year. With proper storage, you can be sure to add to the longevity of your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture pieces.
Care & Cleaning Your Outdoor Synthetic Rattan Furniture
The first thing people want to know when they think about the care and maintenance of the rattan furniture is how they should clean it.
One of the most important things that you do not want to use on your synthetic rattan furniture is harsh chemicals; the harsh chemicals can change the color of the synthetic rattan.
We recommend that you clean your synthetic rattan furniture with soapy water. Use a mild detergent such as dishwashing liquid, a soft brush, and a cloth.
Gently brush the dirt off your furniture using the soapy water mixture, then wipe it with a cloth. Remember that your outdoor synthetic furniture is still 100% handwoven. That is why you do not want to be rough with it, as it could damage your handwoven weave.
Also, do not use harsh chemicals such as bleach or other drying agents. The reason why is that this is a synthetic or a plastic rattan, and the harsh chemicals could damage the color.
Once you have washed your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture with soapy water, use a soft brush and cloth, then you can rinse it with water and allow it to dry.
We recommend that you wash your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture on a sunny day. This way, the furniture will dry quickly in the sun.
Never use a bleach solution to wash your cushions and pillow covers. The bleach will die the fabric, which means you will probably need to replace your cushions. Only clean your cushions when you need to. That is because a lot of the outdoor fabric has a protector on it to help protect it from the elements such as sun and water. If you wash your cushions too much, it could also damage the material on the furniture.
Maintaining Your Synthetic Rattan Furniture
There are many things that you can do to help to maintain your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture. You can flip your cushions on your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture just like you would any other piece of furniture.
One of the best ways to maintain your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture is to bring it inside during the months you are not using it.
In particular, if you live in a cold climate that gets snow, we recommend that you bring the furniture indoors during the colder winter months.
Never store synthetic rattan furniture or wrap it in plastic when wet. If it is moist, it could damage the furniture or grow mold.
If you can cover the furniture with a covering that will allow it to breathe when it is in storage, this will help ensure that mold will not grow, and it will help protect your furniture.
If you do not have a location to store your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture during the cold winter months, you can leave it outside during the winter. Good quality outdoor synthetic rattan is tested to withstand all weather conditions.
If you will leave your synthetic outdoor rattan furniture outside during the winter months, the best thing to do is bring the cushions inside and cover your outdoor furniture. It will help to protect not only your cushions but also the outdoor synthetic rattan.
Choosing The Right Outdoor Synthetic Rattan Furniture Covers
Supposedly you will leave your synthetic outdoor rattan furniture outside during the winter months. In that case, you can help increase the longevity of your furniture by choosing the right furniture cover.
Here are some things that you can do in selecting the correct cover for your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture:
- Choose the correct size – your outdoor synthetic rattan cover should fit exactly on your furniture. It should not be too big so that it will flop around in the wind. If it does flop around in the wind it is likely that it will eventually tear or even damage the corners of the furniture.
- Tie around furniture legs – your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture cover should also be long enough so that you can tie it around the furniture legs.
- Use a UV resistant cover – the cover should also be UV resistant as this will help to protect the furniture from the sun’s rays. Even during the harsh winter months, the sun rays can also be strong and the sun rays can damage or fade the color of your furniture.
- Cover should allow furniture to breathe – do not cover the furniture all the way to the ground so the air can get in. Let the furniture breathe. Having your furniture breathe in storage is an essential part of helping to maintain your furniture and ensuring the furniture remains dry during storage.
Outdoor synthetic rattan furniture is designed to be easy to care for and in all kinds of climates. That is one of the reasons why it continues to be a popular type of outdoor furniture.
A good quality outdoor synthetic rattan furniture uses synthetic rattan, which has undergone careful testing to ensure that the synthetic rattan material can last long term in an outdoor setting. Even though the furniture can survive a long time in an outdoor environment, there are things that you can do to care for and maintain your outdoor synthetic rattan furniture to ensure it will last a long time.
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