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Care instructions for Rattan

Rattan is an attractive, lightweight, and durable material for furniture and other accessories. It's also eco-friendly, as the plants are fast-growing and plentiful. Finished rattan furniture is as strong as steel and is nearly indestructible. It requires no particular maintenance and is extremely durable. Rattan crafted furniture and accessories like many other kinds of wood can be painted, so it is available in many colors and it can be worked into many styles.

Many of the properties of rattan that make it suitable for furniture also make it a popular choice for handicrafts and art pieces. Uses include rattan baskets, planters, containers and other decorative works.

Rattan Drawers

Care instructions for Rattan are:

• Dust regularly with small brush or vacuum. Spills should be taken care of immediately before they harden or stain, by wiping with a sponge.

• To clean periodically, dust the rattan furniture or accessory off the dirt. Prepare a solution of detergent and water and use a sponge for cleaning. Wipe with a cloth soaked in clean water.

• Dry chair as fast as possible by putting in the hot sun, using hair drier, or directing a fan onto it to keep air circulating.

• On painted furniture, only wash and rinse as you would painted wood; wetting as above may crack and peel the paint.

• If furniture has wooden parts, do not wet them; use only periodical cleaning method.

• To restore dry, cracked, or split rattan, apply boiled linseed oil with a brush. When the furniture won't absorb any more oil, wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Allow it to dry or harden before using the rattan again.