Care + Maintenance

Aluminum Care

  • Remove cushions & throw pillows before cleaning
  • Mix solution of 1/4 cup mild liquid soap & 1 gallon warm water 
  • Use clean, dry, lint-free cloth or sponge to clean surface
  • Rinse thoroughly with cold water 
  • Air-dry completely before replacing cushions or protecting with cover

• To remove saltwater & chlorine, hose down then wipe dry with soft cloth
 Do not use paper towels or cotton rags, which can stick to frame
 Avoid using abrasive cleaners, bleach & ammonia
 Do not use steel scrubbers
 Avoid scraping & rubbing
 Wash underside of furniture as well as all cracks & grooves
 Use separate cleaner for other materials, such as the glass top of a table; do not allow other cleaners to come in contact with aluminum frame.

Maintenance

  •  In the off-season or during inclement weather, leave furniture outdoors, protect it with a cover or store it indoors
  • Make sure furniture & cushions are completely clean & dry before covering or storing
  • Furniture Covers:

• Use covers made of breathable fabric
• Use covers to protect furniture from birds & tree debris
• Remove covers every few weeks to air out furniture
• Use carnauba wax once per year to maintain or restore finish.

Cushions Care

  • Remove from furniture before cleaning
  • For best results, clean spills & stains immediately

Dirt
 Brush off regularly to prevent it from penetrating surface of cushion
Liquids
 Blot dry with clean cloth – do not rub
 Mix solution of 1/4 cup mild soap & 1 gallon lukewarm water
 Spray cushions with solution
 Allow solution to soak into fabric
 Rinse thoroughly with cold water
 Air-dry completely

Oil-Based Spills & Stains

  • Apply cornstarch or similar absorbent powder & allow to absorb oils
  • Brush off with crumb sweeper or similar straight-edged tool
  • Spray with solution of water & mild dishwashing soap or delicate laundry detergent
  • Rinse thoroughly with cold water
  • Air-dry completely

Stubborn Stains

  • Mix solution of 1/4 cup mild soap & 1 gallon lukewarm water
  • Use soft-bristle brush to clean stains
  •  Rinse thoroughly with cold water 
  • Air-dry completely


Tips
 Do not remove covers before cleaning – doing so can damage foam inserts
 Clean cushion from seam to seam – not just stained area – to avoid water rings
 Treat stains in well-ventilated area
 Avoid using hard-bristle brushes & abrasive cleaners
 Do not use bleach to clean
 Do not submerge cushions in water
 Avoid direct contact with sunscreen
 Stand cushions upright to drain faster after cleaning
 Do not put cushions in dryer

Maintenance

  •  In the off-season or during inclement weather, leave cushions outdoors, protect them with a cover or store them indoors
  • The wood’s natural oil can stain the cushions as it rises to the surface of the wood
  • Once silver grey patina develops, it’s safe to store cushions with furniture

Furniture Covers

  • Use covers made of breathable fabric
  •  Use covers to protect cushions from birds & tree debris 
  •  Remove covers every few weeks to air out cushions