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Keep rattan garden furniture sets in top condition with regular cleaning

17/09/2010 Regular cleaning is the best way to keep your rattan garden furniture looking as good as new, one blog has suggested.

The Lazy Susan blog explained that rattan garden furniture sets usually only require a small amount of cleaning, but this should be done every month, or even every week, if possible.

"Clean with a little dishwashing detergent diluted into water. Skim the suds off the top of the water with a soft cloth and then wipe the furniture's surface without getting the wood wet," the blog explained.

It also suggested giving the chairs a thorough cleaning once a year, followed by a coating of "shellac or lacquer to seal the wood until the next year's cleaning".

Placing a rubber stopper on the bottom of the legs was also said to be a good way to prevent any damage.

Rattan garden furniture is easily incorporated into an outdoor space as it is not a synthetic material and therefore blends in well with the natural elements of the garden, according to the Cheap Furniture Guide. ADNFCR-3488-ID-800070563-ADNFCR

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