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How To Paint Natural Rattan And Cane Conservatory Furniture

Paint your tired, old rattan or cane conservatory furniture

Conservatory furniture made from natural materials such as rattan and cane can be painted so if you need to revitalise old furniture this is the ideal solution.

  • Brush gently with a soft wire brush to remove any loose fragments.
  • Sand down gently with sand paper to create an abrasive surface which will create better adherence for the paint.
  • Brush with a soft brush or vacuum with the soft brush attachment to remove any dust created from wire brushing and sanding down.
  • Make sure the furniture is thoroughly dry.
  • Make sure you are painting in a well-ventilated area and wearing safety goggles and mask.
  • Apply 2 thin coats of an oil-based undercoat; allow to dry thoroughly between coats.
  • Apply 2 thin coats of an oil-based top coat; allow to dry thoroughly between coats.
  • Turn the furniture upside-down and paint the underside first.

You can use either a brush or a spray to apply the paint but spraying does work out more expensive as paint is lost.

Allow to dry for a week before using.  

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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