Many want to know if they can paint plastic or faux furniture. Maybe they don’t like its color, so they want to change the color and look.
The short answer is that you should not paint your plastic or faux rattan furniture. The plastic or faux rattan material is not made or manufactured to be painted. If you paint on your plastic or faux rattan furniture, the paint will eventually peel and crack; the painting could also damage the furniture. We use the words plastic rattan and faux rattan interchangeably as they are essentially the same thing; they are both plastic material that is made to look like real rattan.
Table of Contents
- Our Top Reasons Why We Do Not Recommend That You Paint Over Plastic Rattan or Faux Rattan Furniture
- Plastic or Faux Rattan Can Be Woven Just Like Real Rattan
- HIgh-Quality Plastic Rattan Will Last A Long Time
- Frequently Asked Questions
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Our Top Reasons Why We Do Not Recommend That You Paint Over Plastic Rattan or Faux Rattan Furniture
If you are considering doing a DIY project to spruce up your home, painting over plastic rattan or fabric furniture may seem easy and cost-effective. But we strongly encourage against following this route because there is much more to think about than just saving money.
We understand that it can be tempting to take matters into our own hands, but when it comes to the durability of furnishings in your home, choosing a good quality material from the beginning is always better than trying to fix problems that arise with subpar materials later.
Read on to learn why you should not paint over faux rattan furniture.
The Paint On Plastic or Faux Rattan Will Eventually Crack and Come off
If you decide to paint on your plastic rattan or faux rattan furniture, the paint will eventually crack and peel off. You might find it OK for a season or two, but eventually, it will crack and come off; you will have a real mess on your hands.
The harsh reality of painting your plastic rattan or faux rattan furniture is that the paint will eventually come off and will more than likely begin to peel sooner rather than later; this is especially true if the furniture is outdoors in harsh weather.
This will happen because the woven material is small, and no matter how well you spray-painted it or think you have sprayed it, it will eventually disintegrate. The plastic or faux rattan material is not built or manufactured to have paint applied to it.
You can paint on almost everything these days, but we would not recommend that you try to paint over your plastic rattan or faux rattan furniture as, eventually, the paint can destroy it.
The Plastic or Faux Rattan Material Is Not Made To Be Painted
Plastic rattan or faux rattan material is not manufactured to be painted. The raw material is never manufactured to take or handle a coat of paint being placed on it.
This differs from genuine rattan, which is usually woven and then painted or stained. Natural rattan will accept all kinds of paint and will not peel or crack once painted. It is because the paint will get into the rattan material so that the paint will stay on.
The way rattan and faux rattan handle paint are not the same.
The Painted Could Harm The Plastic or Faux Rattan Material
Most people use plastic rattan or faux rattan outdoors. If you decide to paint over the material, it could lose its ability to perform well in these outdoor conditions.
This is another reason we do not recommend that plastic rattan or faux rattan be painted or treated with anything other than what the supplier recommends. The harsh chemicals of paint could damage the furniture and hurt how it performs in outdoor conditions.
For Quality Faux Rattan, The Rattan Color Is In the Plastic Material
Quality plastic rattan or faux rattan material will have color throughout the material. If you cut open a piece of the material, you would see the color through the entire material.
This is important because the color is not just on the top surface of the material; especially for higher-end quality plastic or faux rattan, the color of the furniture will be in the entire piece of woven material. This makes it much harder to be able ever paint over.
Plastic or Faux Rattan Can Be Woven Just Like Real Rattan
Plastic or faux rattan is a very flexible material. The material is made flexible so that it can be easily woven; this is another reason it does not take the paint very well.
Today a lot of plastic or faux rattan can look like real rattan. This can be confusing for some people as some of the faux rattan is so good that they can look at it and feel like a natural rattan.
This is because the suppliers of faux rattan materials continue to improve their rattan finishes, looks, and feel. Some of them can make a faux rattan look like real rattan or so close to real rattan that it is hard for many people to tell the difference.
If you are unsure if your furniture is faux or natural rattan, check it carefully as plastic or faux rattan should not be painted, but real rattan can usually handle paint.
HIgh-Quality Plastic Rattan Will Last A Long Time
When we manufacture plastic rattan or faux rattan furniture at Mondoro, we use only high-quality plastic or faux rattan. This is because we believe a piece of plastic or faux rattan furniture should last a long time in an outdoor setting.
All of the plastic rattan or faux rattan materials we use to weave outdoor furniture have been tested to ensure they last for a long time in an outdoor setting. If this material is ever painted on, it will severely hurt the material and hurt the furniture to perform in an outdoor setting.
We understand that people want to change the color or look of their plastic or faux rattan furniture, but we suggest that you look to get new cushions instead of trying to paint on plastic or faux rattan. Painting on plastic or faux rattan furniture will eventually come off and damage your furniture.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Should I paint my plastic rattan furniture?
: It is not recommended to paint plastic rattan furniture as it is not designed or produced to be painted.
What can I do to change the color of my plastic rattan furniture instead of painting?
Instead of painting, you can explore other options such as using slipcovers, cushions, or decorative accessories to change the appearance of your plastic rattan furniture
Will the paint adhere well to plastic rattan furniture?
: Painting plastic rattan furniture is not recommended as the paint may not adhere properly and could result in a less durable and unsatisfactory finish.
Will painting my plastic rattan furniture void any warranties?
If your plastic rattan furniture comes with a warranty, painting it may void the warranty as it goes against the intended use and may cause damage to the product.
How can I maintain the appearance of my plastic rattan furniture without painting it?
Regular cleaning, avoiding harsh chemicals, and protecting the furniture from direct sunlight and extreme weather conditions can help maintain the appearance of your plastic rattan furniture.
Will painting plastic rattan furniture improve its durability?
Painting plastic rattan furniture is not recommended as it may compromise the durability of the material and could lead to chipping, peeling, or other issues.
Can I consult a professional to paint my plastic rattan furniture?
Professionals would typically advise against painting plastic rattan furniture, as it is not designed for that purpose. It is best to seek their guidance for alternative solutions or furniture restoration methods.
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