Rattan (Rotan, Indonesia) is important material, so the price is relatively expensive compared to natural rattan. The specialty of this synthetic rattan material is waterproof, moisture-proof, durable in the open air, supple, flexible, color, and texture similar to the original cane. Visually, it same as the synthesis rattan natural wicker, you can be fooled. If you want to buy rattan chairs, must be observed very well the characteristics of the ingredients it uses. Synthetic rattan material is also very pretty when applied in the garden or in the open air (outdoor). Take Care for rattan furniture made it easy but it takes patience to take care of it. Here are some tips on caring for wicker furniture made of them:
- Clean your wicker furniture with a damp cloth at least 2 weeks. It aims to clean the dirt and dust on the surface of the wicker furniture.
- Re-paint your wicker furniture to make it look shiny and new. This activity can be done 4 or 5 years. The paint is usually used spray paint or dye. Commonly used dyes made from chemicals.
- Paint the wicker with a common color used is the color Gambier (redness), honey (yellow) or natural color.
- After wicker furniture painted, laid it with melanin to protect the paint that is not easy to fade or peel.
- Sometimes the rattan furniture is easily attacked by termites. When termites have invaded the cane will be exhausted subverted. To overcome this could be the traditional way of making a solution of a mixture of camphor and kerosene. Then spray the parts eaten up by termites.