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A Guide to Rattan Furniture An essential part of patio and gardens is garden furniture. Various materials are used to make garden furniture with plastic and aluminum based furniture being the most popular. Rattan garden furniture is also fast gaining popularity. The naturalistic, rustic look of rattan garden furniture has some kind of appeal in the eyes of patio and garden owners. Rattan combines sturdiness, great visual appeal and durability but it tends to get damaged in the long run. Although it looks strong, rattan can be damaged easily. It is very delicate and requires to be handled in the gentlest manner lest you end up with a damaged set of garden furniture. More and more home owners are now gravitating towards the synthetic rattan for this reason. Caring for the polyethylene alloy which has most of the features of natural rattan is far much easier. Garden furniture made of natural or synthetic require enough care for them to stay in good shape for long. While very versatile, natural rattan pieces are very delicate. The usual methods and products for cleaning would cause damage if used to clean natural rattan. These should be avoided so as to keep the wicker furniture looking good. Natural rattan should be vacuumed and dusted with a soft bristled brush every week. Water damages rattan and should be used sparingly but paper rattan should never be cleaned with water. Cleaning of paper rattan should be by a damp cloth. Although easily damaged, natural rattan can be maintained with some simple tips. Preventing damage from exposure is as easy as applying a thin film of UV – protective wax. If the furniture has not been painted, use linseed oil to restore cracked surfaces. Store rattan indoors in a slightly humid area or keep them protected with a cover when they are not in use. Rattan furniture can be painted although this has the effect of reducing their market value as the paint removes their antique status. spray painting and not liquid painting is better for rattan furniture. Caring for synthetic rattan if significantly easier than natural rattan although it has all the features of natural rattan. Compared to natural rattan, synthetic rattan requires much less effort to take care of. For example in cleaning synthetic rattan can be done with the usual products and water without causing any damage to it. The fact that synthetic rattan is much easier to care for does not mean that it does not require some amount of tender care during use and in storage.Getting To The Point – Furniture

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