CARE & MAINTENANCE
We recommend storing your furniture indoor or covered areas during the off season or not in use for prolonged period. Alternatively, you can protect your furniture under a furniture cover. Please note, condensation form under the furniture cover, which can cause mold and mildew. Therefore, make sure to lift the cover from the ground to ensure proper air circulation and minimize condensation. Please thoroughly clean all furniture and cushions before storage or put under the furniture cover.
For specific materials, please refer to the care and maintenance instruction below:
Aluminum is strong, non-rusting, low maintenance and very resistant to the weather. Apply a coat of non-hazing automotive paste wax at the start of each season as well as before putting your furniture away at the end of the season.
Remove any cushions or furniture accessories before cleaning. Use a garden hose with a spray or “rain” setting to remove the largest pieces of dirt and debris from the metal. Avoid using a pressure washer or a strong setting on a garden hose nozzle since a too strong and focused stream of water could damage the finish. After spraying the furniture off, wash the furniture with a soft cloth or sponge and a solution of mild detergent in warm water. Rinse thoroughly with a low-pressure hose to remove any soap. Allow the furniture to air dry. Do not clean the furniture with abrasive pads, brushes or cleansers. Use care to avoid scratching the finish.
There are “weeping holes” on the aluminum frame to help drain water. This will allow the inside of frames to air out. However, moisture can also enter in through these weeping holes. To solve this, place your patio furniture in a position that allows water to easily flow out using the force of gravity to your advantage. These weeping holes are typically predrilled to allow unobstructed draining in the normal upright position. For this reason, you should avoid storing outdoor furniture upside down.
Do not put heavy objects such as planters on aluminum table to avoid scratches and water marks. Do not put hot objects such as hot pans on aluminum table to avoid leaving heat marks on it.
To prevent debris from settling in and leave stains or discolorations, use a mild detergent mixed with water and scrub the table top with a soft, clean cloth or sponge (one that won’t bleed color). Dry thoroughly after cleaning to prevent moisture penetration or water mark. Spills should always be cleaned up reasonably quickly.
Batyline® / Sling De-dust the fabric with a vacuum cleaner or non-metallic soft brush. Wash it with a soft brush or a sponge, using mild natural soapy water. Rinse well and allow drying completely in the open air, well spread out.
Do NOT use solvents or abrasives, or chemical cleaning products as it may be harmful to the textiles.
Today’s casual fabrics are low maintenance, high style and weather resistant, however, a few precautions will help ensure that your cushions and slings provide you with many years of satisfaction.
1) Place your cushions and slings away from trees or bushes that can drip sap.
2) When not using your furniture, either remove and store your cushions or invest in a good set of furniture covers. Whenever possible store your cushions in a clean, dry place
3) Spread a towel over your chair or chaise before you apply insect repellant, suntan lotion or oil. While some products are totally harmless, others may cause the fabric to “burn” or change color as every tanning preparation uses a different chemical formulation. So, play it safe and use a towel.
4) Clean your cushions and slings periodically. While casual furniture fabrics are designed for outdoor use, this does not mean they will not get dirty (mold and mildew can grow on dirt).
5) The fills of quality outdoor cushions are designed to allow water to pass directly through them as quickly as possible. Less expensive cushion fills use foam centers that act like a sponge by retaining water which not only will take longer to dry, but more importantly, will cause the cushion fill to breakdown prematurely. Should your cushions get wet, tilt them up on their sides and let them dry naturally outside in the breeze.
Durawood is virtually maintenance free due to the fact that it has exceptional resistance to fading, moisture, insects, splintering, and other common outcomes from environmental stress that one observes with treated lumber or wood fiber composite products. It just needs occasional washing with soap and water to remove dirt and debris if desired.
Do not leave empty glasses on Durawood surfaces under direct sunlight. Doing so may cause sun damage to the surface.
Braided Ropes / Knitted Polyolefin Straps **Do not pull hard on the material as it can be stretched out of shape.
Gently de-dust the fabric with a vacuum cleaner or non-metallic soft brush. Wash it tenderly with a soft brush or sponge with mild natural soapy water. Rinse well and allow drying completely in the open air, well spread out for air circulation. Do not use solvents or abrasives, or chemical cleaning products as it may be harmful or damaging the textiles or fabric materials. To extend the life of the furniture, store in a dry area out of the elements when not in use.
Very little maintenance is required to maintain the beauty of your resin wicker. We do recommend, however, a periodic cleaning to remove any dirt, dust or oils that may collect over time to keep your wicker looking new. If you are using your furniture outdoors, the wicker may be washed with mild detergent and water when it becomes soiled using a wet sponge, cloth or a soft plastic bristle brush. Rinse and allow to dry thoroughly before use. Do not use solvents, scouring agents, carbon tetrachloride, undiluted bleach, janitorial cleaners, or gasoline. If in doubt about using a detergent, choose an inconspicuous area and test the cleaner. If you are using your furniture indoors, a damp cloth with mild soap and water should be the only requirements for maintaining your wicker.
All grade and finishes of stainless steel may in fact stain. To achieve maximum corrosion resistance, the surface of the stainless steel must be kept clean. Surface contamination and the formation of deposits are critical factors which may lead to drastically reduced life.
Working environment – such as warm, high humidity atmosphere above indoor swimming pools – would increase the speed of corrosion and therefore require more frequent maintenance. Cleaning is necessary on all grades of stainless to prevent corrosive particles from gathering in the grain of the stainless surface. This result in a rust colored staining.
Do NOT use bleach, detergents containing bleach, hydrochloric acid, products containing chloride which can corrode stainless steel. Salt or acid from coffee, wine, orange juice, tomato and lemon juice, etc. may discolor stainless steel products that are not cleaned immediately.
In order to achieve maximum corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal, the surface of the stainless steel must be kept clean. We recommend cleaning it on a regular basis. Using mild detergent and water or stainless-steel cleansers in a paste/cream form or spray. Same products as you would use for your kitchen appliances. Scratches in stainless can be buffed out with Scotch Brite pads or very fine grit sand paper. It is also recommended to follow polish lines NOT in circular directions when buffing out scratches.
Updated: July 30, 2019