Usually if an old furniture placed somewhere will be covered with dust. Surely we have to clean our furniture from the dust. Naturally, if a table or chair wicker difficult to clean because you have a structure that is full of narrow slits as a hiding place of dust and dirt. This is the reason that is supposed to clean it frequently, not abandoned.
Before starting the clean-up activities, be sure to know what types of furniture materials to be cleaned, whether it is genuine or synthetic rattan. Each type requires a different washing methods. Furniture made from synthetic materials are usually more durable when compared to those made from natural, especially if placed outside the home such as tables and chairs original wicker patio. Natural ingredients require a protective coating to make it more durable.
So, here are some tips to maintain or care for furniture that comes from rattan (such as rattan mats).
- Remove dust with a vacuum cleaner
This step is better done before it can be used to wash the furniture or weekly routine even if you do not want to wash it.
b. Use the tip of a long hairy on the vacuum cleaner in order to reach dust and dirt in the cracks webbing.
c. Avoid pressing too hard matting surface so as not remove or scratch woven fabric woven material.
- Use an old toothbrush
In the parts that can not be reached by the vacuum cleaner, it can use the solution by using a toothbrush with hairs still erect.
b. Moisten first feathers in order to capture the dust better.
c. If the hairs are not sufficiently stiff toothbrush to remove specific impurities were tucked in the crevices woven, use the tip of a stick, wire, or other sharp objects. Do it carefully without loosening the webbing.
- Trim with scissors
In the old wicker furniture (rattan furniture and rattan mats), will look stringy fibers, and it needs to be trimmed. To tidy it up, can use the scissors to cut the fibers.
- Wipe with a detergent solution
The furniture can be by spraying with a water hose in the probe home. Before spraying, sprinkle first apply a detergent or liquid dish soap in some parts. If this is not possible, simply wipe with a damp cloth.
b. In the natural rattan, use a damp cloth to wipe the surface of the solution deterjan woven without making drenched.
c. Do not use water pasa jute webbing.
d. Rinse thoroughly to remove the remaining soap
e. It is advisable to do this every 1 month
- Dry to completely clean
Drying method can use a fan, hairdryer, or sunlight.
b. Furniture made from synthetic webbing can be dried in direct sunlight. Drying hairdryer wear can make the material melt if it gets too hot.
c. Made from natural wicker furniture can be dried with a hairdryer at a cold temperature settings or fan. Temperatures that are too high of a hairdryer can burn plaiting materials.
d. Natural wicker furniture that is left wet for too long a potentially overgrown with mold and mildew.
- If rattan color has faded, can be done by repainting so that the colors still look beautiful.
- In order to avoid termites, can use a camphor solution and kerosene. Simply by spraying the rattan or enter in the holes made by termites on wicker furniture.