Outdoor Care & Maintenance Instructions
There are many factors that will affect the look of your furniture over time such as sun exposure, salt, dust, rain and moisture. The key to the longevity of your new furniture is maintenance. Protecting your furniture from the elements and regular cleaning is essential. See below for instructions.
- Our outdoor furniture is made with the highest quality outdoor materials however there is some maintenance required to keep the furniture looking fresh so that you can enjoy it for years to come. Here are a few things you may want to know.
- Best suited for: Poolside, patio or deck. The bean bags are covered in Olefin fabric which has UV protection and is more fade resistent then most other fabrics.
- After Each Use: The bean bags may need re-shaping or fluffing. Simply push beans around in bag to form the original shape.
- Winterising your outdoor furniture: If space is available, it's ideal to move your furniture into a sheltered location such as a your garage. If this isn't practical, consolidate pieces into the smallest possible space and cover the set with a high quality outdoor cover. The best outdoor covers have air vents that let air circulate, preventing mould and mildew from growing.
- To Clean: Mix together a cleaning solution using a mild soap and lukewarm water. Using a sponge, gentry rup the fabric to loosen up the dirt or grime. After rubbing, use a backet of water and gently remove all the soap residue. Let the bean bags air dry outside if the weather permits.
- To clean the painted furniture frame simply wash it with soapy water using a soft cloth or soft brush. Then rinse off the furniture and dry with soft clean cloth. Regularity of cleaning will be dependent on use. Once per month is the minimum recommended cleaning schedule.
- During winter or periods of rain, ensure to store furniture in a dry well-ventilated area or alternatively use a waterproof furniture cover. This will help prevent excessive shrinkage or expansion of timber and protect the painted finish. Cushions should be kept indoors when not in use.
- When making repairs ensure to prepare the affected area properly. Clean the damaged area first and free from all dirt & dust. Acrylic paint is recommended. Shake paint container well then apply paint with the required brush. Allow plenty of drying time and a minimum of twelve hours before using the furniture again.
- Never force your umbrella open. Ease out the ribs, then use pulley or other opening mechanism.
- Do not leave the umbrella open in windy conditions.
- Anchor the umbrella securely to a base.
- When closing the umbrella down, ease the fabric out from each rib to avoid abrasion.
- Store in dry conditions.
- To Clean: Use a soft brush to brush off loose dirt (Note: Expect the Fijian Umbrellas due to Tassels) Apply a solution of mild natural soap in luke warm water. Rinse several times with clean water to remove soap.
- DO NOT USE solvents or harsh detergents. Special surface impregnations may have been applied to the fabric and may be removed by regular cleaning.
- Do not drop, drag or strike the glass.
- Do not sit or stand upon the glass surfaces.
- Do not place very hot or cold items on the glass unless adequately thick table mats are used to prevent such items coming in contact with the glass.
- Do not place heavy objects on glass.
- Avoid scratching the glass or using as a chopping surface.
- Do not strike the glass with hard or pointed items.
- When cleaning the glass panels, use a damp cloth with washing liquid or soft soap if necessary. Do not use washing powders or any other substances containing abrasives that may potentially scratch the glass.
- For daily care and spills, simply wipe clean using a soft, dry cloth. To remove dirt and grime, simply rinse with fresh water or periodically clean using a sponge and mild detergent solution as required.
- To protect the finish, avoid the use of abrasive chemicals, harsh cleaners and rough cleaning pads.
- Aluminium resists rust and moisture damage better than other materials, however for any outdoor furniture exposed to direct sunlight or the everyday elements, we recommend the use of outdoor furniture covers to prolong the life of your outdoor furniture.
- Please keep cushions dry, vacuum regularly, and avoid leaving in direct sunlight for long periods of time.
- To spot clean, use mild soap and water with a soft cloth and sponge affected area. Once clean, rinse with clean water and pat dry with a soft cloth. Do not use solvents; do not dry clean or machine wash.
- For stubborn stains commercially available fabric cleaners can be used following the application instructions on the product. Test on an inconspicuous area first.
- For cushions exposed to direct sunlight or the everyday elements, we recommend storage of cushions when not in use.