Desser Corsica modular conservatory furniture

Does My Natural Rattan Or Cane Conservatory Furniture Need Protecting With Varnish?

Keep conservatory furniture pristine for longer with a coat of varnish

Desser Corsica modular sofa (pictured above)

Natural rattan and cane conservatory furniture does not usually need varnishing but after several years scuffs and scratches it can start to look a little tired. If the furniture is in a garden room which has a lot of plants and therefore high humidity, you can use a yacht varnish which is heavier duty.

  • Clean the furniture first by scrubbing in the crevices with a soft brush then using the brush attachment on your vacuum to clean out all the dust.
  • Give it a light sand down with a fine grain sandpaper, this gives a better surface to which the varnish can adhere.
  • Give it 3 thin coats of a clear or coloured varnish.

Allow to dry thoroughly before use.

You may have to give the furniture a fresh coat of varnish every couple of years.

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Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas