HOW TO CARE FOR NATURAL WOOD, RATTAN AND CANE
Wood and wicker (e.g. rattan and cane) are the most commonly used materials for furniture. Because of their natural appearance, they add warmth and beauty to your décor. Knowing how to clean these materials will help you keep your possessions looking lovely, longer.
Dust off regularly with a clean soft cloth. For routine cleaning, use a soft cloth of microfiber towel that has been dampened with a diluted cleaning polish. Wipe in the direction of the grain. Clean spills or smudges with a damp cloth.
To restore dry or cracked rattan, apply boiled linseed oil* with a brush (raw linseed oil will not dry or harden). When the furniture won’t absorb any more oil, wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Allow it to dry or harden before using it again.
*Boiled linseed oil is available at most hardware stores. Do not boil it yourself.