How to Repair PE Rattan Furniture: A Guide for Rattan Furniture Makers


PE rattan furniture is durable and can last long, but it is not meant to stay brand new forever. Over time, it will show signs of wear and tear. However, a piece of worn rattan furniture is not at the end of its lifespan. It is super easy to repair, and as a rattan furniture maker, knowing how to repair it can benefit you in several ways.

In this article, we will discuss why knowing how to repair PE rattan furniture is essential for rattan furniture makers and provide step-by-step instructions on repairing loose ends and broken rattan furniture. We will also share some tools you need and how to establish a new line of products with DIY repairing kits.

Why You Should Know How to Repair PE Rattan Furniture

1.     Enhance Your Brand Loyalty and Reputation

As a rattan furniture maker, you must know all the technical knowledge of your products. This includes how to maintain and repair them. Sharing this after-sale information with your customers will enhance brand loyalty and reputation.

2.     Provide Paid or Free Repair Services

You can internalize this repairing skill set with your workforce and provide your customers with paid or free repair service. They efficiently improve your brand loyalty and reputation, customer reviews, and ratings.

rattan weaving
Rattan weaving

3.     Advocate Sustainable Furniture

By promoting the repair methods for PE rattan furniture, you demonstrate your commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices and tell a story of long-lasting and durable furniture products. This resonates with environmentally-conscious customers, making your furniture more appealing to this demographic. As a result, advocating for repairing methods can potentially attract more customers and strengthen your reputation as a socially responsible business.

4.     Establish a New Line of Products: DIY Repair Kits

You can expand your product line by introducing DIY repair kits for your customers. Depending on your target audience or product positioning, you can offer the kits for sale or use them as a complimentary gift for your VIP customers. Here is a tool list applicable to all cases:

  1. Pliers or scissors for cutting the rattan strands
  2. Replacement rattan strands in various colours and diameters
  3. Super glue for securing loose rattan pieces
  4. Instructions for repairing common rattan furniture issues
A plier
A plier

By providing your customers with the tools and knowledge to repair their furniture, you empower them to prolong their products’ lifespan and promote sustainable consumption practices. This can help enhance your brand reputation and attract eco-conscious customers who prioritize sustainable products.

Now that we have discussed the benefits of repairing PE rattan furniture and the tools you need to establish a new line of products. Let’s move on to the step-by-step instructions on repairing loose ends and broken rattan on the furniture.

How to Repair Loose-End Rattan Furniture

  1. Before starting any repairs, it is essential to remove any dirt or debris from the furniture’s surface. This can be done using a brush to gently remove dust or dirt.
  2. After brushing off any dirt or debris, the next step is to wipe down the entire surface of the furniture with soap and water. When the cleaning is done, the surface is ready for repairs.
  3. If there are any loose rattan pieces or holes in the furniture, they can be tightened with a screwdriver. However, do not over-tighten the rattan, as this can cause it to break or splinter.
  4. In case of loose ends, it is important to secure them back into place using super glue. This will ensure the rattan stays in place and does not come loose again.
  5. If rattan wrappings become loose or undone, they should be woven back into place and secured with glue. This will help maintain the furniture’s integrity and prevent further damage. 
repairing loose end
Repairing loose ends

How to Repair Broken Rattan Furniture

  1. Using scissors or pliers, remove any damaged or broken rattan strands.
  2. Cut a replacement strand for your furniture and ensure its diameter and colour match the original.
  3. Soak the new rattan strand in water for 30 minutes to make it more flexible and easier to handle.
  4. Apply super glue to one end of the rattan strand and hold it for 5 minutes to allow the glue to set.
  5. Weave the replacement strand into the furniture, following the original pattern.
  6. Trim any excess material once you have finished weaving.
  7. Apply super glue to the other end of the new strand and tuck it beneath the existing material.
  8. Allow the glue to harden for 30 minutes before using the furniture again.
Super glue
Super glue

Maintenance Tips

For all the above mentioned, don’t forget that a small time investment in regular maintenance makes a huge difference:

1.     Cover your furniture when it’s not used to protect it from the elements.

2.     Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight since the UV rays can accelerate the material’s fading and deterioration.

3.     Clean your furniture regularly with a soft-bristled brush or a damp cloth to remove dirt and grime.

4.     Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools, as these can damage the rattan.

5.     Store your furniture in a dry, cool place during winter to prevent moisture damage.

Following these tips, customers can ensure that their PE rattan furniture lasts longer and requires less frequent repairs.

wiping rattan
wiping rattan


Repairing PE rattan furniture is not difficult, and it can save your customers’ money by extending the furniture’s lifespan. By learning how to repair your rattan furniture, you can pass on this knowledge to your customers and enhance your brand reputation. Promoting the repair of rattan furniture can also appeal to eco-conscious customers who value sustainability. And, if you are interested in expanding your product line, you can even offer DIY repair kits to your customers.

LeisureTouch-Rattan Company provides the highest durability standard rattan materials with over 10,000 variations of designs. If you still have questions about repairing PE rattan furniture or want to know more about our PE rattan strand products, talk to our specialists today. We are always happy to help.

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