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Care and Maintenance Guides

Preventative measures are key when it comes to maintaining the beauty and integrity of your patio furniture frames. We recommend using very mild cleansing solutions – such as our line of 303 cleaning products – that are specially formulated for use on outdoor furniture. Covering your furniture when you’re not using it, with commercial grade covers, is also a great way to keep your furniture looking fresh and new. Here’s a quick maintenance guide for the most widely used outdoor furniture frame materials.

All Weather Wicker

Use only mild detergent and water to clean. Rinse and dry thoroughly. If excessive water accumulates on the cushions, stand upright with zipper side down and let dry. To extend the longevity of the furniture, it is recommended to store it in a cool and dry place, protect with furniture covers to keep dust off. Use mild detergent and water to clean Rinse with water Dry thoroughly Protect with furniture covers.

  • Use mild detergent and water to clean
  • Rinse with water
  • Dry thoroughly
  • Protect with furniture covers

 

Teak Furniture

Teak furniture is unique with its beautiful wood grain accent and color. Use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wash the teak furniture with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach, pressure washer or abrasive brass brush as it may cause damage and discolor on the teak wood. Commercial teak sealer or cleaner commonly found in local hardware store can be used to restore the beauty and moisture of the wood.

  • Use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wash teak
  • Wash with mild detergent
  • Do not use bleach
  • Apply teak sealer

Aluminum

Use only mild soap and water solution, rinse and dry thoroughly. Every 6 months treat with the product P303 Protectant. This will renew frames and protect with a UV inhibitor.

  • Wash with mild soap and water solution
  • Rinse and Dry thoroughly
  • Apply P303 product to protect finish
  • Clean every few months to maintain
  • Stainless steel
  • Frequent cleaning is strongly recommended
  • Rinse with water
  • Commercial stainless cleaners may be used


Stone and Tile

Stone and Tile will last if properly maintained. Clean the table top with a soft clean cloth or sponge. Use warm water and mild dish soap. Rinse with clean water to remove any soap residue. Dry thoroughly and then seal the table top once every 4-6 months will help prevent or reduce any damage that may be caused by the harsh outdoor elements the top is being exposed to. Sealer will penetrate the stone to provide protection from absorption of moisture and stainable materials.

  • Clean the table top with a soft clean cloth or sponge
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Allow to dry completely
  • Apply sealer

 

Faux Stone

The faux stone tabletop is a man-made composite lightweight stone. It is virtually maintenance free; simply clean it with water and mild detergent. Red wine or juice should be wiped away at once to prevent permanent staining. Never use harsh cleaners; avoid putting hot items, such as pots and pans directly onto the table surface. Always use an umbrella base to prevent the parasol/umbrella from tipping over and possibly damaging the table; and remove the parasol/umbrella from the table during windy weathers.

  • Clean with mild soap and water
  • Red wine and juice should be wiped away immediately
  • Never use harsh cleaners
  • Avoid putting hot items on surface

 

Umbrella Fabric

Normal dirt and stains can be cleaned with a mild soap and warm water. Simply brush off any loose dirt. It is not necessary to remove the fabric from the umbrella. Rinse thoroughly to remove any excess soap. If using a liquid detergent, it may be necessary to re-apply a water repellent treatment, such as 303 Hi Tech Fabric Guard or similar product. Do not subject to excessive heat when washing or cleaning the fabric, as the fabric will shrink. This 100% solution-dyed polyester is heat sensitive. Do not steam press or machine dry in any gas or electric dryers. Allow fabric to air dry.

  • Clean with mild soap and water
  • Brush off loose dirt
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • If using detergent, re-apply water repellent treatment with P303 Fabric Guard
  • Do not use excessive heat while washing or cleaning, fabric will shrink
  • Allow to air dry

 

Durawood

Durawood is virtually maintenance free due to the fact that it has exceptional resistance to fading, moisture, insects, splintering, and other common outcomes from environmental stress that one observes with treated lumber or wood fiber composite products. It just needs occasional washing with soap and water to remove dirt and debris if desired. Do not leave empty glasses on Durawood surface under direct sunlight as this may cause sun damage to the surface.

  • Wash with mild soap and water
  • Do not leave empty glasses on surface in direct sunlight, this may cause damage

Eucalyptus Hardwood Furniture

Eucalyptus hardwood furniture is unique with its beautiful wood grain accent and color. It performs very similar to teak wood.

To maintain original-like look, use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wash the furniture with a mild detergent. Do not use bleach, also do not pressure washer or use an abrasive brass brush as it may cause damage and discolor on the wood. We recommend semi-annual application of Semco Teak Sealer (SEM-10324) which is readily available from multiple online sources. Follow product instructions for best results.

Commercial teak sealer or cleaner commonly found in local hardware store can also be used to restore the beauty and moisture of the wood. Follow product instructions for best results.

  • Use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wash eucalyptus
  • Wash with mild detergent
  • Do not use bleach
  • Apply teak sealer