How can I clean the mould of synthetic rattan garden furniture?

25th May 2017

Buy top grade synthetic rattan garden furniture to avoid the problem of mould.
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Top grade synthetic furniture is unlikely to be attacked by moulds and mildew. Due to this, you do not need to provide the furniture with any additional protection.

Low grade synthetic materials however, is not made to the same high condition. Meaning it can become overrun with mould and mildew. A solution to this is to clean the rattan furniture with a bleach solution following the steps below.

How to remove mould from synthetic rattan garden furniture

1.Cleanse the area with a soft brush or a toothbrush. Use a solution of 1 part bleach 1 part water to help with this.

2.Using a soft cloth wipe the unaffected area. This will remove any unwanted smells and prevent any spores from growing further.

3.Rinse the full set with clean water.

4. Pat your rattan furniture with dry with tissue; removing as much moisture as possible.
Remember to leave your furniture to dry for a few days before using it. Pressure on wet furniture can cause the rattan to stretch.

However, Cheaper furniture is only dyed part way through the polyethylene. The bleach can leave a lighter mark where the bleach has lifted the colour. The only way to avoid this is to jet wash the mildew. We recommend to do this on a warm day to speed up the drying process.
Unfortunately, due to the cheaper material this is going to be a yearly problem.

If you are still struggling to remove any mould, there are other methods available in this YouTube channel.

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