Discover how to clean and maintain items comprising natural wood, rattan and cane.
Dust off regularly with a clean soft cloth. For routine cleaning, use a soft cloth of microfiber towel that has been dampened with a diluted cleaning polish. Wipe in the direction of the grain. Clean spills or smudges with a damp cloth.
To restore dry or cracked rattan, apply boiled linseed oil* with a brush (raw linseed oil will not dry or harden). When the furniture won’t absorb any more oil, wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Allow it to dry or harden before using it again.
*Boiled linseed oil is available at most hardware stores. Do not boil it yourself.
Dust off regularly with a feather duster or synthetic electrostatic duster. Clean cane webbing with a mild detergent in lukewarm water, using a soft dampened cloth or microfiber towel. Rinse well and dab with a clean dry cloth. Allow to dry well for at least 48 hours before sitting on it again or putting back the glass tabletop, otherwise the webbing could stretch out of shape or get mold or mildew.