How to Achieve Weatherproof Rattan Furniture

9th July 2018

Knowing how to weatherproof rattan furniture is important

Yes, we may be experiencing an intense heatwave in the UK. However, it's safe to say we're not expecting it to last all summer. We all know how unpredictable and uncertain the British summertime weather can be! Of course, we need to prepare for any eventuality. Come rain or shine, it's important to make sure you know how to weatherproof rattan furniture. Do this and your beautiful garden set will last for a long time to come. What's more, you'll be able to keep it out a lot longer in the cooler, damper months.

What you can do

Buy pre-made weatherproof rattan furniture

This may be the easiest solution to opt for if you've not already invested in a furniture set. If you buy your rattan furniture from us, you'll never have to worry about it being weatherproof. All our rattan is the highest-quality synthetic material and is treated to be entirely weatherproof. Browse our range of weatherproof rattan furniture here! 

Use a treatment on the rattan

Marine varnish, often known as yacht varnish, is your new best friend. Apply this treatment to natural rattan and wicker to give them waterproof properties. Bear in mind, this isn't 100% effective and a heavy downpour may affect the results. But in mild spells, you'll still have weatherproof rattan furniture.

Cover your furniture appropriately

If you have some suitable waterproof covers, now is the time to utilise them. Once you've finished using your outdoor furniture, you should cover the set entirely to prevent any wear or tear. Make sure the cover is large enough and fully covers every part of the furniture - including the legs. Using a sheet to place the furniture on will also help with any potential damp-fuelled damage. Go one step further and store your garden furniture in the shed or your garage during the winter months. Just make sure wherever you're storing it is dry and damp-free.


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