You've invested in a set of Outdoor Rattan Set , and you want to make sure it lasts for several years. You know how to clean your outdoor cushions, but what's the best way to protect your outdoor furniture from the elements? For garden furniture, it's a combination of keeping it under cover, cleaning it, and conditioning it so that the stays healthy and retains its beautiful warmth. Discover what it takes to maintain your garden Inshare furniture through the years, allowing it to keep its strength and natural beauty.


Plastic outdoor furniture is usually pretty easy to clean and doesn’t require a lot of special care. “Use a damp cloth to wipe the furniture with a mixture of water and mild washing detergent,” says Beasley. “Rinse with water and let it dry.”

Wicker or Wood

Just like your indoor wood furniture, cleaning outdoor wicker or wood furniture calls for extra care. If furniture is just dusty, try wiping it down with a microfiber dusting cloth, or run a dry soft brush over it. You can even haul your vacuum outdoors and use a crevice tool or other attachment to get dust and dirt out of the nooks and crannies.


Most metal outdoor furniture is painted to prevent rust, though stainless steel and aluminum are sometimes left bare. During the basic cleaning, keep a sharp eye out for rust, especially at joints. Rust can occur even on stainless steel, and it’s definitely an issue with any kind of painted metal furniture other than aluminum, which can corrode but doesn’t rust.

Wood Furniture

Wood furniture should only be deep cleaned once a year, as it must be treated after each cleaning to prevent rot and decay. Between cleanings, use a stiff brush to remove loose debris, dirt and dust from outdoor wood furniture. To deep clean wood surfaces:

Mix a solution of oxygen bleach and hot water according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Allow the solution to sit for five minutes until totally dissolved and activated for cleaning.

Apply the solution to the wood furniture using a rag, sponge, spray bottle or pumped sprayer.

Let the solution sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Use a stiff brush to scrub the surface of the wood.

Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Do not use a pressure sprayer, as it can damage the wood.

Allow the wood to dry thoroughly.

Sand wood furniture using medium grit aluminum oxide sandpaper.

Seal the wood using a pigmented, water based synthetic sealer.

Canvas Covers

Cushion covers made from canvas are durable. However, they take extra effort to clean if they can't be removed for machine washing.

Remove cushion from furniture.

Rub a stiff brush back and forth across a bar of Fels-Naptha laundry soap.

Scrub the canvas cushion, reloading the brush with soap when needed.

Rinse well with sprayer on garden hose.

Stand cushions on end to dry.

These are just a few simple steps in caring for your Plastic Rattan Set . If followed correctly, these can help you to protect your rattan and ensure that it stays in great shape for a long time, you can click to learn more, Insharefurniture is an ideal choice for your garden, home and office.