Spring is imminent, and that means the garden furniture will be put back on the terrace. Very popular are various pieces of furniture made of rattan. To keep them as long as possible, they should also be adequately maintained. The following text gives useful tips on this, both for garden furniture made of poly rattan braid as well as for those made of natural rattan.
This patio furniture is particularly easy to clean. This time is also the best for outdoor furniture repair spring. Because the plastic fibers absorb moisture and therefore, can’t be damaged by them, so, these types of furniture are very quickly dry even after a torrential downpour. And even soiling can be easily removed with a damp cloth or a soft brush and some detergent. Then the pieces of furniture are rinsed with a garden hose and allowed to dry. If it is a very stubborn dirt, special plastic mesh cleaner can be used. On the other hand, a high-pressure cleaner or a wire brush should not be used. Then this could damage the surface of the plastic fiber.
Protection against heat and cold
Most poly rattan braids are very resistant to heat and cold. Thus, the melting point is usually only at over 100 degrees Celsius. And the embrittlement temperature is below minus 50 degrees Celsius. Therefore, not much has to be done in summer and winter to protect the furniture.
Nevertheless, it makes sense to put them in a dry place in the cold seasons to protect them from dirt. Because at this time it is usually not very often we sit on the terrace anyway. Unique protective covers are also suitable for these purposes to protect the furniture against UV radiation. This can significantly extend the service life.
Because this aggressive UV radiation can permanently damage the plastic and ensures that it fades and possibly becomes brittle, and even if particularly high-quality brand fibers were refined with so-called UV stabilizers, they could be attacked by the radiation. Therefore, it makes sense to put the furniture when not in use either in a shed or in the garage or cover it with a protective cover.
Soiling can be easily removed with a damp cloth and some detergent; in hardship, special plastic braid cleaner helps. It is not recommended to use hard brushes or similar intensive cleaning methods because there is a risk that the plastic fibers will be damaged or even break in the event of an emergency.