Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance

Preparing For Winter

Gather the fire wood and bring out the long johns, winter is coming and the best thing that you can do for your furniture is to put it in hibernation mode. We recommend placing your furniture in storage or covering it with a tarp and that you store all cushions and pillows in doors for the winter.

Marine Grade Polymer Frames

Clean everyday dirt and stains with a cleaner, such as Soft Scrub and a dish sponge. Be weary of nylon scrubbies or stiff nylon brushes as excess force can mar the finish.  Tough stains can be soaked with bleach.  Stains and marks have been successfully removed with the following branded products: Goof Off®, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser®, GOJO Orange Pumice Hand Cleaner and Simple Green.  To clean a petroleum stain such as grease or oil, use a citrus cleaner, alcohol or mineral spirits.  In severe cases, spray petroleum-based stains with WD40®. Then use toluene or acetone and a white nylon scrub pad (colored pads release staining dyes when combined with acetone).  Do not use MEK, turpentine or naphtha solvent. If a mark or stain won’t come out, you may lightly sand the area. Be careful and only work on the stained area because sanding will remove the matte finish.

Powder Coated Aluminum Frames

Chlorinated water and salt water can both be wearying on your furniture. Use a mixture of mild detergent and water to gently wash your frame of any dirt, salt or chemicals. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive brushes. We recommend using your preferred car wax on frames at least once a year to protect and maintain the original luster.

Wicker Frames

Clean wicker frames using a mixture of water and mild detergent with a soft sponge or cloth. Rinse clean. Glass tops can be cleaned using your standard glass cleaner.

Swivel Rockers and Gliders

To increase the longevity of your action piece lubricate it with lithium grease or petroleum jelly every 6 months or as needed.

Vinyl Straps

For vinyl straps use a mixture of water and a mild detergent. It is best to avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive brushes.

Umbrellas

Only use mild detergent, soap and warm water. Do not use harsh, discordant or abrasive chemicals or cleaners. Do not use bleach. Do not use wax.  Read below for fabric cleaning instructions.

Tables

Marine Grade Polymer Tops

Clean everyday dirt and stains with a cleaner, such as Soft Scrub and a dish sponge. Be weary of nylon scrubbies or stiff nylon brushes as excess force can mar the finish.  Tough stains can be soaked with bleach.  Stains and marks have been successfully removed with the following branded products: Goof Off®, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser®, GOJO Orange Pumice Hand Cleaner and Simple Green.  To clean a petroleum stain such as grease or oil, use a citrus cleaner, alcohol or mineral spirits.  In severe cases, spray petroleum-based stains with WD40®. Then use toluene or acetone and a white nylon scrub pad (colored pads release staining dyes when combined with acetone).  Do not use MEK, turpentine or naphtha solvent. If a mark or stain won’t come out, you may lightly sand the area. Be careful and only work on the stained area because sanding will remove the matte finish.

Glass Tops

Use soap and water or your favorite glass cleaner and wash with a soft sponge or cloth.

Aluminum Tops

Wash aluminum tops using a mixture of mild detergent and water.

Fiberglass Tops

Maintain the look of your fiberglass top by washing it with a mixture of mild detergent and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive brushes.

Acrylic Tops

Clean acrylic tops using soap and water only.

Faux Stone Tops

Maintain the look of your Faux Stone top by washing it with a mixture of mild detergent and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive brushes.

Nylon Glides

Nylon glides are use to protect your furniture and to protect the floor it is placed on. Glides can be easily replaced.

Cushions / Slings / Padded Slings

To maintain your cushions we suggest that you do not leave cushions in standing water and do not put your cushions in the washer or dryer.  Suntan oils, lotions, sweat, dirt, etc all accumulate on fabric over time, even if the buildup cannot be seen by the naked eye.  Regular cleaning of your furniture frames and fabrics is important to maintaining the integrity of your furniture.  Read below for specific instructions on how to care for different types of fabric.

SUNBRELLA STRIPES, SOLIDS, TEXTURES & LINENS

Sunbrella features a soil and stain-resistant finish that makes clean up a breeze. Spot wash by sponging briskly with a soapy solution of natural soap in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap and then allow to air-dry. For stubborn stains or suntan lotion, use a fabric spot remover. Follow directions on container. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, and air-dry. Solution-dyed acrylic does not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. To clean mildew stains, prepare a mild solution of one cup bleach, plus two capfuls of natural soap per gallon of water. Spray on entire area and allow to soak in. If necessary, scrub vigorously with a sponge or clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and air-dry.

SUNBRELLA COMFORT SLING

Comfort sling material features a soil and stain resistant fabric that makes clean-up a breeze. Spot wash by sponging briskly with a soapy solution of natural soap in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove soap and allow to air-dry. For stubborn stains or suntan lotion, use a fabric spot remover. Follow directions on container. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, and air-dry. These solution dyed yarns do not promote mildew growth.  However, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric.  To clean mildew stains, prepare a mild solution of one cup bleach plus two capfuls of natural soap per gallon of water. Spray on entire area and allow to soak in. If necessary, scrub vigorously with a sponge or clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and air-dry.

TEXTILENE

Common Dirt: Take care of stain promptly with warm water and strong detergent.
Oil or Grease: Use bleach and rubbing alcohol.
Mildew: Use strong liquid detergent and warm water with bleach.
Beer or Coffee: Use strong liquid detergent with warm water and white vinegar.
Berry Juices, Wine or Blood: Use strong liquid detergent, warm water and ammonia.

PVC/ACRYLIC BLENDS

Common Dirt: Spot wash by sponging briskly with a lukewarm solution of mild soap and water. Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. Allow to air-dry. Do not use oil cleaners.  Suntan Oil: Use solution recommended by suntan oil manufacturer. Follow directions on container.  Rinse thoroughly to remove soap residue.

OLEFIN

Common Dirt: Sponge off spills as quickly as possible. If a spot remains, use a mild detergent and water. Rinse entire cushion, sling or umbrella with water. Baby Oil, Beer, Orange Juice or Coffee: Apply hot water and detergent. Rinse entire piece thoroughly. If necessary, apply a laundry pre-wash, leave on for ten minutes, then re-apply hot water and detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Chlorine bleach may also be used without affecting fabric color.  Oil or Suntan Lotion: Apply volatile type paint remover to stain. Consumer brand names include K2R or Carbona stain removers or 100% mineral spirits. Follow package directions.  Ink, Marker or Mascara: Apply grain alcohol/wood alcohol to stain. Follow package directions.

PRINTED WOVEN 100% POLYESTER

Common Dirt, Suntan Oil or Lotion: Promptly remove soil with a solution consisting of two capfuls of mild liquid soap per gallon or water. Be liberal with solution and scrub with a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly.  Do not use bleach or harsh detergents under any circumstances.

 

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