This is an easy refresh into how to wake up vintage or thirsty rattan. This is so easy to do, and can make a huge difference in the appearance of antique or vintage woven furniture .
Refreshing Vintage Rattan or Wicker
Here is a before photo. The piece was looking dusty, and like it had seen better days. I’ve read on Pinterest Hemp Oil is good to revive rattan and wicker .
Here is a closeup of the thirsty wicker. Since it is a natural material, over time it will wear out and dry . To keep it from cracking or splitting it’s important to keep it hydrated. Orange oil, or in this case hemp oil is all that is needed .
Here is better lighting. All that is needed is a natural bristle brush, a rag, and hemp oil. I used Miss Mustardseed hemp oil but it’s okay to use any brand. Also, synethic brushes don’t seem to “soak up” the oil. Once you soak the brush , brush it on and let dry. That’s all!
Here is a closeup of the after. No major changes, but it keeps the natural material healthier and prettier for longer .