Product Care and Maintenance

CLEANING AND CARE

Regular periodic care of your Florida Patio furniture will maintain its
appearance and functionality better than occasional, heavy duty
maintenance. Consider the specific conditions and usage to which your
product is exposed so appropriate maintenance is provided. Product
failure caused by a lack of reasonable and necessary care and
maintenance is not covered by the product warranty.

Painted Finishes

Painted finishes are used on aluminum seating, tables and umbrellas.
Periodically clean the finish with a sponge or soft bristle brush using a
cleaning solution with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) mild biodegradable liquid soap in a
gallon of lukewarm water (100o F / 38o C). Rinse thoroughly. Avoid using
abrasive cleaners. For gloss finishes, we recommend periodic waxing of
the frame with a high grade automotive liquid wax or the use of a
commercially available protectant to help maintain and/or restore the
luster of the finish. Protectants can be purchased at most casual furniture
retailers.

Caution: In seaside use, salt can accumulate on the finish, leading to
finish failure. In indoor pool areas, chlorides can accumulate on the
finish, leading to finish failure. In both of these environments, repeated
cycles of condensation followed by evaporation cause build-up of these
aggressive corrosives. Regular cleaning with mild biodegradable liquid
soap and water will remove the concentrated deposits and protect the
furniture finish per the above instructions.

Fabric

The life of your furniture fabric largely depends on its care. Clean all
spills promptly. Fabric life can be extended by simply rinsing down the
furniture regularly with water. Certain suntan and sun block products may
permanently discolor any fabric. This possibility can be minimized by
immediately cleaning after contact. In addition, storing the cushions
when not in use will extend cushion life.

Prepare a cleaning solution with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) mild biodegradable
liquid soap in a gallon of lukewarm water (no warmer than 100o F / 38o
C). Clean fabric with the solution using a sponge or soft bristle brush.
Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to air dry. Hint: Standing a
cushion on its side will help it drain faster.

Caution: Certain suntan and sun block products contain “PABA”.
PABA is harmful to fabric and can permanently discolor it; therefore,
contact with cushions or slings should be avoided. If contact is made,
cleaning the fabric immediately with a non-abrasive, mild biodegradable
soap and water solution followed by a fresh water rinse may minimize
the possibility of discoloration. Laying a beach towel over the cushions or
slings of outdoor furniture whenever you are using the furniture will
prolong the fabric life.

Do not use a bleach solution unless specifically listed as a
cleaning agent for the specific fabric, such as for solution
dyed acrylics.

  • Do not submerse or allow cushions to lie in standing water.
  • Do not put cushions into the dryer.
  • Do not use harsh detergents or stiff bristle brushes.
  •  Do not use Pine Oil cleaners or abrasive household cleaners.
  • Do not use heat or hot water.

Mildew may form on dirt or other substances deposited upon the
fabric. Regular cleaning of the furniture will help to prevent its forming. If
mildew does develop, add 1 cup bleach to the cleaning solution. Apply to
the affected area and allow to soak in. Scrub with a soft bristle brush,
then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. For stubborn mildew stains,
use a household mildew remover – test in an inconspicuous location first.

FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.

 Table Tops

Acrylic

Avoid build-up of grease and stains by washing regularly with a
cleaning solution with 1/4 cup (2 oz.) mild biodegradable liquid soap in a
gallon of lukewarm water (100o F / 38o C). Rinse thoroughly with clean
water.

Hint: Occasional use of a high grade automotive liquid wax will help
keep the acrylic table looking new.

  • Do not use window cleaners or products containing
  • ammonia or solvents on acrylic tops.
  • Do not use plastic covers over acrylic table tops. The
    resulting heat accumulation may cause the acrylic to bow.

Cast Aluminum Tops and Aluminum Frames

See Painted Finishes in the Cleaning and Care section.

Fiberglass

Use a glass cleaner with ammonia.