Bramblecrest Geneva bistro set

How To Repair The Broken Strands Of Synthetic Rattan On Garden Furniture

Broken strands of synthetic rattan garden furniture can easily be repaired

Bramblecrest Geneva bistro set (pictured above)

The strands of good quality polyethylene rattan outdoor garden furniture should not break easily, but cheaper sets are not made from good quality weave so can snap quite easily, especially if left out in a hard winter.

Carry out the repair in a well-ventilated area, preferably outside.

All you need is some epoxy resin and a small sculpting tool. Just cover the break with the resin and sculpt to look like the surrounding weave. Leave to harden for at least 24 hours. 

You may have to paint or dye the resin to match the surrounding material.

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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