Everlasting love | How to care for your Rattan Classics
Our 100% natural rattan products, including our Classic Collection, are designed, and made by artisan's hands with forever in mind.
Rattan is a naturally growing vine like species that is native to tropical regions. We love making toys from rattan as the material is durable and the natural colour makes it a perfect canvas for our water-based paints.
You can follow a few helpful hints to ensure your rattan stays in tip-top shape for many years to come. Over the past 11 years, we have learnt a lot about rattan, what it likes and doesn't like and how best to care for it to ensure it lasts for generations!
RATTAN CARE TIPS & TRICKS!
Tip 1: Clean
To keep your rattan free of dirt, dust and spills, it's a good idea to give it a clean occasionally. The best way to do this is to dust or wipe your rattan down with a soft microfibre cloth that is slightly damp. Once you have cleaned your rattan, leave it in soft sunlight for a few hours to remove any moisture! Use a soft brush to get into all those rattan nooks and crannies for a deeper clean! It is always best to avoid using any abrasive cleaning products as these can cause long term damage to rattan.
Tip 2: Store
Although our rattan is designed to be used outdoors and loves a big alfresco adventure, it is best not to leave or store it in the sun for lengthy periods as this can lead to discolouration and brittleness. While we are talking about storage, our advice is that rattan is best stored indoors out of any wet weather & the elements! When not in use, keeping your rattan indoors will add years to its life!
Tip 3: Care
If your rattan "accidentally" gets wet (curious little kids, we're looking at you!), leave it to dry in soft sunlight for a few hours to remove any moisture and voila, it will be good as new again! Rattan is a natural fibre, which is why we love it so. However, natural fibres can attract mould when placed in a highly humid or moist environment.
The best way to treat natural rattan with areas of mould is with a spray bottle containing an 80/20 mix of water and white vinegar. Lightly spray the area of concern (you can use a toothbrush to clean any nooks and crannies gently), leave for ten minutes, and then gently wipe clean with a soft, damp microfibre cloth. Place in soft sunlight to dry.