Rattan

Rattan, a lightweight and durable material, is also eco-friendly, as the plants are abundant and fast-growing. De La Espada rattan is finished to match the timber to which it is attached, and care varies accordingly.

Care instructions

LACQUER FINISHES
Our rattan is finished with a stain followed by a clear matte lacquer for the following timber finishes:

  • Danish oiled walnut
  • Stained ash
  • Oxidised oak
  • Black oiled oak, ash, or walnut


Rattan finished with lacquer requires only a damp cloth for cleaning. Be sure not to over-wet the rattan. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.


OIL FINISHES - DANISH OIL OR WHITE OIL
Our rattan is finished with a traditional Danish oil followed by wax for the following timber finishes:

  • Danish oiled oak or ash
  • White oiled oak or ash
     

For periodic cleaning, use the following procedure. Add a few drops of mild dish detergent to a bowl of water and mix rapidly until bubbles form on the surface. Dip a soft cloth into the bubbles only, NOT into the water, and wipe the rattan. This cleans without over-wetting. Use a soft brush such as a toothbrush to gently clean the crevices of the rattan, using the suds only, as above. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.

Periodically reapply Wax Refresher (clear for Danish oil finish, or white for white oiled finish).


PAINTED FINISHES
Our rattan is painted for the following timber finish:

  • Painted ash
     

Rattan finished with paint requires only a damp cloth for cleaning. Be sure not to over-wet the rattan. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.