Having furniture made from rattan is like a rattan chair, of course, care is also needed so that it is not easily damaged and the color is maintained. You also need to regularly treat and clean your rattan furniture. Let’s see a few tips below!
What is Rattan?
Rattan is a type of plant from the Palmae family. It’s widely used for furniture materials. Rattan has a distinctive shape and color, traditional but elegant, giving a unique accent to the house. Furniture made of rattan is also not too expensive, compared to other materials. Because of that reason, rattan is a favorite of many people. Even so, it still needs the right steps to care for it to look beautiful.
How to care for rattan chairs
Peacock Rattan Arm Chair
Clean using a vacuum cleaner
Rattan furniture, be it original rattan or synthetic rattan, has a wicker-like structure full of small gaps. The cracks are very prone to become a den of dust. Which makes a dull impression on rattan furniture.
You can clean it with a vacuum cleaner with a hairy tip. Do it by paying attention to the pressure that can result in woven rattan on the furniture apart.
Clean using a toothbrush
For very small gaps, or difficult to reach by a vacuum cleaner, you can clean it using a toothbrush. The trick is enough to wet a used toothbrush whose bristles are still upright with water then rub into the dusty part. After the dust falls out, then wipe.
If the toothbrush is still unable to reach it, you can use a stick or wire coated with wet tissue.
Trim with scissors
Don’t forget to spruce up the wicker regularly. Especially if the chair is old, there may be some parts of the wicker that is detached. Do not pull the loose part because it will make it damaged.
Wipe the rattan chair with detergent
For furniture made from synthetic rattan, you can sprinkle detergent powder into several pieces of furniture. Then spray with water and rinse thoroughly to remove the soap. Try to spray with a water hose. If there isn’t, you can use a damp cloth.
For this type of natural rattan, prepare cloth soaked with a detergent solution. Make sure before wiping, the cloth used does not contain too much water. Enough with the humid conditions.
Dry the rattan chair well
Make sure the rattan furniture is completely dry, especially those made from natural rattan, because it can make the furniture moldy if it is too long to wet. To dry it you can use sunlight, a fan, or a hair dryer. Keep in mind, the use of a hair dryer is not suitable for those that are made from synthetic. And for those with natural ingredients you can use cold air.
Keep furniture from termites
After cleaning, you can add care to eradicate termites so that rattan furniture does not quickly become porous.
– Mix camphor solution and kerosene (one tablespoon of camphor: 200 milliliters of kerosene)
– Put in the spray bottle
– Spray on all sides of the furniture
Avoid rota furniture made from natural or synthetic from direct exposure to sunlight because it can make furniture easily damaged. The opposite can also happen if placed in a place that is too humid.
Keep away from water
Keep your rattan furniture from direct contact with water because the nature of rattan that absorbs water makes it porous quickly.
That’s some tips for taking care of our rattan chair. Will you try it for the treatment of rattan in your home?.
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