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3 Tips for Caring for your Rattan Doll Furniture

3 Tips for Caring for your Rattan Doll Furniture - Lily Sprout Collection

If you're the proud owner of a rattan doll furniture set, congratulations! You have excellent taste. Not only is rattan furniture beautiful, but it's also very durable. With proper care, your rattan doll furniture can last for many years. Here are three tips to help you keep your rattan doll furniture looking its best.

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 

It is best not to leave or store our rattan products in the sun for lengthy periods of time as this can lead to discolouration and brittleness.

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.

 

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