Can I weatherproof Natural Rattan and Cane Conservatory furniture?

20th May 2017

Apply yacht varnish to help damp-proof your natural rattan furniture
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Our guide will show you how to weatherproof Natural Rattan Furniture to a degree.
1.First of all clean the furniture by scouring in the crooks and crannies with a brush. Use the brush attachment on your vacuum to clean out the remaining debris.
2.Lightly smooth with a fine grain sandpaper. The rougher surface will allow the varnish to sit better.
3.Give it 3 coats of a clear yacht varnish, like this one from screw fix.
4. Finally allow to dry thoroughly before use.
As the furniture will be out in all weather conditions, we recommend you repeat this process every couple of years. The Independent also recommend you weatherproof your furniture. You can read their article on this here. 
It is still recommended that you bring the furniture inside if there is heavy rain forecast. The yacht varnish will only shrug off light showers. If you want to keep your furniture out all year round with minimum care; we recommend to invest in a good quality set of low maintenance, all-weather synthetic rattan furniture, such as our Valencia Garden Corner Sofa. 


If you are still struggling with this you can watch this tutorial video below.


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