Desser Cotswold conservatory furniture

How To Repair Scratches On Natural Rattan And Cane Conservatory Furniture

Buff out scratches on natural rattan and cane with linseed oil

Desser Cotswold conservatory set (pictured above)

Natural rattan and cane can scratch quite easily and there is not a lot you can do to eradicate the damage.

Boil up some linseed oil (make sure you take care with this as it will inflict painful burns if spilled on the skin) and apply a thin coat to the scratched area. It doesn’t remove the scratch but leaves the furniture looking shiny and new, which hopefully will detract from the scratches.

Clean the furniture before applying the oil with a soft, clean cloth dipped in soap suds; allow to dry before proceeding with the linseed oil treatment.

Let the set dry thoroughly before using.

You may have to apply linseed to the whole of the set to make it look uniform.

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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