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Upholstery & Sling Care and Cleaning

It’s easier than ever to keep your patio furniture upholstery and sling looking like new! For best results cleaning your upholstery or sling, clean your spill or stain as soon as possible after it occurs.

Here are some basic tips from one of our upholstery suppliers, Sunbrella:

  • Blot (don’t rub) liquid spills with a clean, dry cloth. For oil-based spills, apply an absorbent such as cornstarch, then remove with a straight edge.
  • Spray on a mild cleaning solution of soap (such as Dawn or Woolite) and water.
  • Allow cleaning solution to sink into the fabric.
  • Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  • Rinse the fabric thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
  • Air Dry.

If your stain doesn’t completely come out, click on the following links to consult Sunbrella’s more detailed Upholstery Care and Cleaning guide, their Sling Cleaning Guide or their Stain Guide, for specific instructions on many types of common stains.


Care Of Your Steel Furniture

Periodic cleaning of our steel frames is recommended. Simply wash with mild soap and rinse thoroughly. Please do not use abrasive materials or strong detergents. NOTE: DO NOT USE WAXES ON TEXTURED FRAME FINISHES. If by chance you get a scratch in the finish, take a little bit of steel wool over the rust spot, then use some touch-up paint on the same spot.


Storing Your Aluminum Furniture

For Winter Storage, all aluminum furniture should be stored in an upright position to allow for proper water drainage.  Factory drilled holes in the bottom of the furniture frames serve as a drainage system.  If the furniture is placed upside down, it will not allow water to drain.  This can cause freeze damage such as splitting or rupture, which is not covered by warranty.


Care Of Your Wrought Iron Furniture

Wrought iron frames should be washed with an automotive type soap and thoroughly rinsed. It is recommended that at least twice a year, you wax your frames with an automotive type wash/wax, preferably one with the wash and wax combined. Please follow the directions from the wax manufacturer. The frames should be rinsed again thoroughly to remove any residue.

It is strongly recommended that before waxing the frames, the frames should be inspected for chips in the finish, which may occur under normal usage. Any chips or scratches can be easily repaired by following the instructions on the back of a can of touch-up paint. Simple maintenance will ensure a lifetime of problem-free usage.

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