Opening your patio? Tips on how to clean and care for your outdoor furniture!


POSTED 05.31.2019

SUNBRELLA FABRIC CARE: Cushions & canopies are to be spot cleaned, always start with a non-abrasive dry cloth to remove soil as it may be topical. If that does not work, next use water or water and dawn dish soap, be sure to rinse well with water to avoid soap rings.For stains please see “Sunbrella’s Stain Chart”.

WOVEN RESIN AND PAINT FINISH CARE: To clean both your painted aluminum and woven furniture, use nothing more than a non-abrasive cloth, water and a mild detergent (dawn dish soap). Using any type of chemical or cleaner can negatively affect your finishes. Use a hose to rinse off any dirt or soap, DO NOT power-wash.

TEAK CARE:  For regular cleaning, use water or water & dawn dish soap.  When mold and mildew occurs, use a mixture of bleach and water to remove, dish soap can also be added to this mixture if desired. Lightweight sandpaper can also be used to remove stains however this can re-expose the natural teak that will again patina with time.

STAINLESS STEEL CARE: Surface rust & pitting can occur, this will happen with more exposure to humid temperatures, chlorine & salt. If rust/pitting occurs use a Scotch Brite® pad and CLR CREAM to remove. Move pad with muscle in the same direction of the steel, then rinse extremely well with water and apply mineral oil. Clean your stainless steel with a non-abrasive cloth, water and a mild soap (dawn dish soap), rinse and dry. Apply a thin coat of mineral oil over the entire surface of the frame and wipe off excess with a clean microfiber cloth.For any scratches use a scotch bright pad and mineral oil, rubbing in direction of the grain.

STANDARD & CUSTOM COVERS: Clean your covers with dawn dish soap & water, bleach & water can be used to remove mold and mildew. Once annually Casualife standard beige covers can be put in the washing machine, cold water wash, hang dry and add bleach to remove mold and mildew. CUSTOM covers are excluded from the washing machine, spot wash only.

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