Although synthetic garden rattan furniture can be placed outdoors all year round in different weather conditions such as: sunny, rainy or humid; the preservation of synthetic rattan furniture on a regular basis is a very important thing to prolong the lifetime of it.

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The woven synthetic poly rattan garden sofa set by ATC

If we do not care for synthetic rattan wicker furniture or resin wicker furniture frequently, the pieces of dirt will accumulate between the rattan fibers, eventually after a long time, the product surface will not only look unsightly but also become the hideout of insects, fungi, and bacteria. All of this would significantly reduce the lifespan of poly rattan wicker furniture.

General care procedure

Cleaning resin wicker furniture weekly by using a soft brush and soapy water without detergent to loosen the dirt in the slot knit and then use a soft cloth to wipe the surface of the wicker furniture. If you want to make sure that the rattan furniture is cleaned completely, you can use a vacuum cleaner to suck more in the small slot knit which brush can’t reach to. If you have a busy schedule and don’t have time for regular cleaning, then you can perform this product care procedure once a month.

For cushion and pillow, the most important thing you need to remember is only wash the cushion and pillow cover when it is really necessary to do so. Because at ATC, we use high quality outdoor fabric that is water resistant, breathable, stain resistant and UV protect. Therefore, frequent washing will affect the texture of the fabric and make the color fade away faster. In case you do need to wash the fabric, you can bring the pillowcases and cushion cover to laundry store to clean. If you have time, you can wash them at home with normal detergents that do not have too much bleach as it will discolor the fabric color.

For wicker table’s glasses, we can clean the glass every day or when it’s dirty. A very useful tip when cleaning table glass is to use the newspaper to clean with cleaning liquid instead of using cloth as it will leave no cotton scrap on the glass surface.

Care for poly wicker rattan furniture when not using in a long time

If you do not use the synthetic rattan wicker furniture in a long time or the place you live has strong sun light all year round, the products will be continuously exposed to strong sunlight and temperature fluctuations, which will badly affect the longevity of the product. If your location has regular strong sunshine, we recommend you to purchase an outdoor parasol to minimize the exposure of the product to strong sun. In addition, outdoor parasol is made from 100% polyester fabric and is coated with PVC that will protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.

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In case you do not use the synthetic rattan wicker furniture for more than 1 month or longer, you should move the products into your warehouse.

However, ATC understand that moving the poly rattan furniture into warehouse will take a lot of time and effort of our customers that’s why we offers a more convenient solution to protect furniture by using the weather cover for synthetic rattan wicker furniture. The weather cover fits with your patio furniture and protects your product from UV exposure and the rain.

We would like to summarize 5 things that you need to remember when cleaning synthetic rattan garden furniture as follows:

1. Never clean your rattan and wicker garden furniture with any bleaching agents or all-purpose cleaner

2. Only clean the synthetic rattan furniture with soapy water (add some dishwashing liquid), soft brush and cloth.

3. Never use bleach to wash your cushion and pillow cover and remember only wash them when there is serious damage.

4. Clean the table glass with cleaning liquid and newspaper.

5. Bring resin wicker furniture into warehouse or wear the weather cover for resin wicker furniture when not using them for long periods.