How to Reshape Sagging Rattan Seats

5th June 2017

Is your rattan furniture looking a little different?

Unfortunately, no matter how much money we spend on furniture, things can happen to ruin the brand-new look. Occasionally over time, you may need to reshape sagging rattan seats on your garden furniture.  This is because the seat area of natural rattan furniture may stretch. This distortion can arise from the contrasting pressure and stretching whilst people are sat on the area. Here's our quick and easy guide to solving this annoying problem!

Sagging rattan seats can take away from the look of your garden sets!

How to reshape sagging rattan seats

If the sagging on your rattan garden furniture is only slight, this can be easily fixed. Apply tepid water to the area using a sponge and leave to dry for 24 hours. The water should cause the strands to shrink back to their usual shape.

Once you have reshaped the rattan it is very easy to ensure the strand stay taut. Every month use a plant mister to spray the furniture. Ensure to give each strand a light but even coating. It is important for the seats to stay taut so they are able to evenly distribute the weight.

If your furniture is designed to be used with no cushions, your chairs will have easy support. This will help to evenly distribute the weight and prevent sagging.

If you have done this and the sagging is still excessive you may need to use more cushions. Alternatively, you can replace the chair from the set but this is best to be avoided!

Have you managed to reshape sagging rattan sets successfully?

Let us know in the comments how you got on with the method we outlined above. If you have any extra tips to add or know of any better methods, please do let us (and our readers!) know in the comments. As always, we love to hear from you. It helps to keep us in the know!

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