How to Weatherproof Rattan Outdoor Furniture

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  • 2-10 hours
  • Beginner
  • 20-30
What You'll Need
Sponge paintbrush
Paint tray
Wood furniture sealer
Nonabrasive washcloth
Breathing mask

If you've recently added one or more pieces of rattan outdoor furniture to your home's porch or patio, you'll want to protect your new furniture from the elements by weatherproofing it. Below are the steps you'll need to take in order to ensure that your rattan outdoor furniture receives maximum protection.

Step 1 - Prep Your Outdoor Furniture

First off, make sure to thoroughly wipe the furniture down with a dampened nonabrasive washcloth in order to remove any dust or debris. Next, position your furniture on top of a tarp that will soak up any sealer drips. Lastly, prepare yourself by donning a paper breathing mask if you tend to get lightheaded around the fumes given off by paints and sealers.

Step 2 - Weatherproof Your Outdoor Furniture

Taking care to perform this step outdoors or in a well-ventilated environment, pour your sealer into a paint tray and begin applying it to the furniture with the aid of a sponge paintbrush. When applying your sealer, make sure to use smooth, even strokes and to seal the bigger parts of the furniture before the smaller ones. Once your initial coat of sealer has been given ample time to dry, check the sealer's packaging to see if the manufacturer recommends applying any additional coats.