How to Clean and Care for Outdoor Rattan Garden Furniture and Extend its Lifespan


Although the Patio furniture are weather-resistant to prevent color-fading or mildew growth, a bit of care will keep the material clean and dust-free so it will extends the lifespan of your furniture.

1.Cleaning Frequency

The best weay to clean outdoor furniture is to reduce the need for cleaning. I recommend rain cover, which will keep dirt and grime off furniture, offers protection from harmful UV rays and water damage.

Resource: Custom Rain cover for patio furniture

Any food, drink, or mud stains, mildew should be cleaned away immediately after party and birthday.

Cleaning Frequency based on local weather, If you live in a particularly harsh climate such as an area with a lot of snowfall, you’ll probably inspect at least once a year for mildew growth, and take the time to clean it away.

2. Tools You’ll Need

  • Duster
  • Soft cloths
  • Toothbrush
  • Garden hose
  • Rubber gloves  (optional)
  • Bucket of warm water

3. Instructions for yearly cleaning

Rattan presents a little more of a challenge because mildew can grow within the weave. The way to clean mildew from rattan outdoor furniture is with a hose or pressure washer.

  • Bucket of warm water
  • Gentle, natural dish soap or detergent
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Garden hose

After party and birthday, If there is a mildew prints on rattan, they should be cleaned away immediately. Please don't try to rub away these stains, and use a toothbursh to clean it, or you push the matter deeper into the woven fibers.

Resource: 7 piece outdoor sofa sets wide rattan

5.Protecting Furniture Feet 

Rattanyard's funiture feet are aluminum and sealed with powder coating. Protecting furniture feet often overlook. Make sure the feet are not dragged across concrete or pavers when you move the furniture and keep them as clean as the rest of the piece.

6. Avoid Sun and Snow Exposure

Storing the Rattan furniture inside when not in use for long periods of time, or when the summer is over, is one of the best things you can do to keep it well maintained. Because the sunlight and cold temperature will weaken the material,  This is especially true for synthetic, plastic-based materials.


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