Published at Wednesday, 25 October 2017 by Solaina in Outdoor, with total 48 photographs.
This is also the type of furniture that can be left outside all year round. The combination of steel and rattan furniture is also popular because they are long lasting but they need regular maintenance. Although they can easily be washed with soap and water, it causes the paintwork to get damaged, chipped and nicked and will cause rust to set in if not repaired at once. They are more expensive than plastic but if they are properly maintained they last very long. Rattan and wood outdoor furniture is among the most popular choices for outdoor furnishings worldwide because of its natural looks and versatility that are perfect for most homes, resorts and spas. Solid wood exudes warmth and a very homey feel. Teak and mahogany are the most used hardwoods for outdoor furnishings because they are very durable and last up to twenty five years with proper maintenance.
Outdoor furniture manufacturers have started to fabricate their items using metal frames that are rust resistant. If your metal furniture doesnt have this characteristic, you could protect it by using paste wax that keeps rust away. In general, metal garden furniture must be cleaned with soap and water, and then dried completely to keep humidity away. People worry a lot when a dirty spot on a cushion appears in high quality furniture. However, a sponge, mild soap and water are sufficient to wash it, unless the cushions are not mildew resistant. In that case, you can solve the mildew problem with 1 cup of bleach, 2 cups of detergent and 1 gallon of water. After applying this mixture on the cushion for 30 minutes, rinse with clean water and let it dry completely.
Synthetic rattan outdoor furniture should be cleaned regularly to last longer and the way to do it is simple. The best approach to wash synthetic rattan patio furniture is to spray the frame with a water hose after removing the cushions. If its very dirty, you can use a sponge, cold water and mild soap to rub the unclean spots. When applied, let it dry completely by keeping it under the sun and using a hair dryer or a fan to keep air circulating. Then wax it with a paste to keep it shiny. Even though rattan is a material used for garden furniture to resist all weathers, it is necessary to clean it to keep it rust free.