With hardly any maintenance required, this type of furniture is a breeze to clean – as long as you clean it frequently enough, of course. If not, dust and mould can build up between the weaves.
Whenever it looks like it needs some care, grab a cloth and some soapy water, or some specially formulated rattan furniture cleaner, and give it a wipe down. You can also use a toothbrush to get into the cracks and crevices.
If some of the rattan is dry, cracked or split, don’t worry – you can remedy this. Boiled linseed oil works well as it’s absorbed by the rattan and then hardens to protect it. Keep applying the oil until the rattan won’t absorb any more and then wipe it clean with a soft cloth. Just make sure the oil is boiled and not cold as otherwise it won’t dry and harden.