care and maintenance
The following care and maintenance is recommended so that you may enjoy and extend the life of your patio furniture.
CUSHIONS AND SLING CARE:
Wipe up minor spills with a mild soap and damp cloth. Although the fabric has been treated against stains, over time you may need to use commercially available cleaners. Always rinse thoroughly with clear water. Pat dry to remove excess water and allow to air dry. A leaf blower can be used to shorten drying time. DO NOT USE
home or commercial laundry machines or dryers, and DO NOT
dry clean. DO NOT
use any other types of chemicals such as bleach or solvents! Please cover or bring cushions inside when not in use.
NOTE: The application of any type of fabric treatment to a cushion is not recommended and may void the fabric warranty. Most fabrics already have a treatment applied and the use of additional treatment may have a negative effect on the fabric. There are some suntan lotion products that may be damaging to cushions, slings and vinyl straps. To avoid risking staining to these surfaces, DO NOT allow this type of product to come in contact with your furniture.
Water-Resistant fabrics shed water because of their weave or because they have been treated. They will soak through in a heavy rain, however.
When storing furniture, please be sure to drain any water out of the frames. This may require turning the frame upside down or on its side. Failure to drain the water can result in freeze damage, which is not covered by the warranty.
: Aluminum frames are easily maintained, but should be handled with care like any other fine furniture. Twice a year the frames should be washed with a solution of mild soap and water, and then a good quality automotive wax should be applied to the smooth surfaces. Use a clear liquid wax on all textured finishes.
STEEL OR WROUGHT IRON:
Like a car, steel frames need to be cared for and maintained to preserve the finish. The corrosion of steel is unavoidable. Any frame areas that show signs of corrosion should be attended to immediately. Use mild soap and water with a sponge or rag for normal cleaning. Recondition the finish by using a clear liquid automotive wax. This will protect and restore shine to the finish.
If Covering Rust with touch up paint: Clean area with naval jelly. Let it set for a few minutes, then wipe clean with warm soapy water. Repeat steps if necessary. You may slightly abrade the surface with a fine steel wool pad in order for the touch up paint to better adhere to the metal. Please wipe clean before using touch up paint. When applying touch up paint, please use thin coats.
Twice a year the frames should be washed with a solution of mild soap and water, and then a good quality automotive wax should be applied to the smooth surfaces. Use a clear liquid wax on all textured finishes.
WOOD FURNITURE: Before using, wipe with a clean, dry cloth. If left untreated, the wood will weather and turn a natural gray. To preserve and maintain the original finish, apply teak or linseed oil several times throughout the season. Do not use bleach or solvents. During normal weathering, the wood may crack slightly due to changes in the moisture. Natural occurring splits, cracks and knots make each piece unique. This natural occurrence does not affect the structural integrity of your furniture. When not in use, store furniture in a cool, dry place.
VINYL STRAPS AND RESIN WICKER: Use a soft cloth and clean with mixture of two tablespoons of mild liquid soap to one gallon of warm water. DO NOT USE solvents, janitorial cleaner, alcohol based cleaners/protectants, scouring agents, bleach, gasoline, or ammonia-based cleaners.
GLASS TOPS, ALUMINUM MESH TOPS, AND WROUGHT IRON CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT! FOR SAFETY REASONS: NEVER SIT OR STAND ON A TABLETOP.
Use a mild soap and water when cleaning glass and aluminum mesh tops. For aluminum mesh, a soft bristle brush may be used to loosen up food particles/dirt and debris. DO NOT USE
janitorial or alcohol based cleaners (some cleaners may even be marked as natural, so please read the ingredients) as they may cause discoloration, or an adverse reaction to your finish. Use a clear car wax on the metal areas to restore the shine and protect your finish. Mop 'n Glo may also be used to restore the finish. Use soap and water to clean. A vinegar and warm soapy water solution may be used to wipe off hard water deposits.
Always cover your furniture with outdoor furniture covers when not in use to protect it from the elements. Furniture covers can be purchased at most patio shops and home improvement centers.
UMBRELLA FRAMES: To retain the new look of an aluminum umbrella frame, occasionally apply a good grade of automotive wax to the pole. Wood frames should be treated with furniture paste wax, as needed, depending on the exposure to climate or elements.
IMPORTANT: Always close umbrellas and remove from table when windy conditions are likely to occur or overnight.
ALWAYS USE AN UMBRELLA BASE.