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Caring for your Rattan Garden Furniture.

Spring is soon upon us, and with spring comes the joyous time when we can finally get our rattan garden furniture out of hibernation and back into use. In this blog, we’ll tell you how to give your furniture a spring clean, as well as how to care for it over the summer.

It’s recommended that woven furniture is cleaned at least once a year, so getting it ready for the new season is the perfect time to do that. The main thing to remember is to use a non-foaming cleaner, as a foaming product will leave residue in the gaps between the weave which will attract more dirt.

If you have a pressure hose you can use it on a wide spray setting, on woven chairs at a distance of a meter from the products to avoid too much pressure on them.

Woven tables should always be cleaned carefully with a sponge and cleaning agent in the following manner. Apply lukewarm water with a soft sponge or cloth, brush the furniture clean with a soft scrubbing pad and finally rinse well with clean water. If your table-top is made from glass we suggest cleaning it by using any household glass or window cleaner.

Caring for your cushions.

At Riverside Garden Centre we are proud to stock two different brands of garden furniture; Alexander Rose and 4 Seasons Outdoor. In many cases, the furniture comes with cushions, and it’s important to know how to care for those.

Alexander Rose Cushions.

Caring for your Alexander Rose cushions is simple, although not washable, maintenance is easy; Simply brush off any loose dirt, prepare a cleaning solution of 1:16 mild detergent to lukewarm water, use a sponge and soft bristled brush, allowing the cleaning solution to soak into the fabric. Once the solution has soaked in, rinse thoroughly to remove all the soap residue and allow the fabric to air dry. To minimise the cleaning needed on your Alexander Rose cushions it is recommended to keep them stored away if they are not used for a prolonged period of time.

4 Seasons Outdoor Cushions.

Like everything else within the 4 seasons outdoor range, the cushions have been made to the highest standard. They are made to handle rain and not perish under the sun’s powerful UV rays. Furthermore, the Dacron material which the cushions are made of ensures that they retain their shape.  Getting the 4 Seasons Outdoor cushions summer ready couldn’t be more straightforward. The cushion covers can be washed in a washing machine or by hand at 40°C. If your cushions are a few seasons old you can use the 4 Seasons Cushions and parasol protector to maintain the new look and keep the cushions repellent to dirt, water and moisture.

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