All you need to know about maintaining wicker furniture to keep it looking its best.

Can wicker furniture be used outdoors and can it be left outside all year round?

You can use our wicker furniture both indoors and outdoors, all year round, even in the winter (although you’ll need to remove any cushions and you may need to clean it a little more often). Our synthetic Raucord® rattan furniture is virtually impervious to extremes of weather and won’t fade, even in direct sunlight. It is lightweight so you can easily move it from the conservatory to the patio as often as you wish. Our all-weather rattan wicker furniture is weatherproof, and won't warp, crack or discolour in the sun or rain.

How to care for rattan garden furniture?

Our synthetic rattan garden furniture is delightfully low-maintenance and does not need much in the way of caring for. To care for your rattan garden furniture, you should vacuum it with a brush attachment to reach any dirt and dust that has built up in the crevices of the wicker. You can also use a brush or even a toothbrush. You should also wash your rattan furniture periodically with warm, soapy water or simply hose your wicker furniture down.

Can I pressure wash rattan wicker furniture?

We discourage jet, power or pressure washing rattan wicker furniture as it may damage the material or loosen the weave. A hose pipe at normal pressure or even sponge cleaning is sufficient.

How to restore wicker furniture?

Our Rehau Raucord® rattan wicker furniture is extremely durable and hardwearing and needs very little in the way of restoration, care and maintenance. Wicker furniture can be left outside all year round, and simply needs occasional cleaning to remove the build-up of dirt and grime to make it as good as new.

Can wicker be painted?

Our Rehau Raucord® rattan wicker furniture cannot be painted, however our seagrass wicker furniture can be painted if you so wish.

If you would like to paint your seagrass wicker furniture, we recommend cleaning it first and allowing it to dry thoroughly before applying an undercoat or primer and then a spray paint in the colour of your choice.

Please note that painting your furniture whilst under warranty will mean that we cannot exchange it – we will only be able to repair it in the case of any damage covered by the warranty.

How to make wicker waterproof?

Our rattan wicker furniture is woven from Rehau Raucord® rattan, which is fully weather and waterproof, so you don’t need to worry about making it waterproof. Our seagrass wicker is recommended for indoor use only, however you could paint it with an outdoor paint or waterproof varnish to give it a waterproof barrier against the elements.


We hope you found this article helpful. If you’d like to know more about our rattan garden furniture, please see our other FAQ pages or contact us by phone or email and we’ll do our best to help.

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