How To Remove Stains From Natural Rattan And Cane Conservatory Furniture

How To Remove Stains From Natural Rattan And Cane Conservatory Furniture

Stained conservatory furniture must be treated as soon as possible

Rattan and cane conservatory furniture are made from naturally porous materials so must be cleaned as soon as possible after being stained.

Mix a solution of warm water and washing-up liquid and wipe immediately with a soft cloth until the stain has disappeared then dry as quickly as possible, either with a hair-dryer or by leaving the piece of furniture out in the sun. If the furniture stays wet for too long there is a chance the natural fibres will split and moulds will form.

Unfortunately it may not be possible to completely remove some substances which stain heavily, such as beetroot juice. In this case just dab the stain gently with a weak bleach solution.

Natural rattan and cane conservatory furniture can be varnished which helps repel and staining liquids.


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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.