How to reshape sagging Natural Rattan seats

5th June 2017

Occasionally over time you may start to see sagging natural rattan on your garden sets.  This is as the seat area of natural rattan furniture may stretch. This distortion can arise from the contrast pressure and stretching whilst people are sat on the area.

 

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How to re-shape sagging natural rattan seats

If the sagging on the 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.

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