Outdoor Furniture Cleaning and Maintenance

Outdoor Furniture Cleaning and Maintenance
CARE INFORMATION
By FOREMOST
Outdoor Furniture Cleaning and Maintenance
Safety First: Always follow the manufacturer's instructions when caring for your outdoor furniture. Keep manufacturer's instructions in a safe place for
easy access. Gloves and eye protection may be necessary when cleaning and maintaining your furniture. Make sure to be in a properly ventilated area
when cleaning/maintaining your furniture.
Proper maintenance can help your outdoor furniture maintain its’ good appearance and the value of your investment to last longer. Outdoor furniture comes
(before proceeding make sure to check with your manufacturer's instructions/assembly instructions).
Aluminum, Steel, Wrought Iron, Wicker, & Wood (coated with exterior-grade coating)
Clean your furniture regularly using mild soap immediately rinse it water and dry it thoroughly using white soft towel (towel that will not stain your furniture).
Do not use strong solvents, bleach, or abrasive materials as they may damage the finish.
Stone Table Tops
Clean your stone top with mild soap and water, only use sponge or white soft towel (towel that will not stain your furniture) to wipe & dry your top. Do not
use strong solvents, bleach, or abrasive materials as they may damage your furniture. Keeping the protective sealer maintained annualy is very important.
In areas where heavy snowfall occurs, do not allow snow to build-up on the table top, as breakage may occur due to weight limitations being exceeded.
Glass Table Tops
Clean your glass top with mild soap and water, or glass cleaners. To avoid streaks dry it immediately. Do not use strong solvents, bleach, or abrasive materials
as they may damage your top.
In areas where heavy snowfall occurs, do not allow snow to build-up on the table top, as breakage may occur due toweight limitations being exceeded.
Umbrellas
Use mild soap and water to clean your umbrella. Use spray lubricant on the joints of a wire frame umbrella. Make sure that the umbrella is dry before storing it.
Do not use strong solvents, bleach, or abrasive materials as they may damage your umbrella.
Cushions
Remove your cushions from the frame before cleaning. Spot-clean using a sponge, mild soap and water. Immediately rinse it with clean water. To prevent
mildew, allow to dry completely before using or storing.
Cushions should be taken in and stored in a dry area during rain or snow. Should cushions get wet, hang them over the chair frame to drip dry completely
before using and storing.
Fabric/Straps/Slings
Immediately remove any spots, stains or dirt to avoid permanent discolorations. To spot clean your furniture use mild soap, gently remove the stain by
using soft-bristled scrub or sponge (do not use any abrasive material that will damage your furniture) immediately rinse it water using a spray bottle,
and dry it thoroughly using white soft towel (towel that will not stain your furniture). Do not use strong solvents, bleach, or abrasive materials as they
may damage your furniture.
For more in-depth ways on how to maintain and clean your Sunbrella® fabric please go to the next page.
To maintain and protect the furniture, keep it clean, always cover it with an outdoor furniture cover or store in a safe area when not in use for long periods
of time.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments. We will be glad to answer any questions so that you can better enjoy our products.
Customer Service
E-Mail: [email protected]
8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. EST, M-F
Toll Free : 1-855-390-5474 (USA)
International: 001-855-286-4931 (Outside USA)
Fax: (973) 428-8026
www.foremostgroups.com
© 2013 Foremost Groups, Inc.
*Most Veranda Classics by Foremost product(s) are made using
Sunbrella® fabrics. Veranda Classics by Foremost outdoor
product(s) is not licensed by Sunbrella® or Glen Raven, Inc.
Sunbrella® is a registered trademark of Glen Raven, Inc.
Veranda Classics by Foremost is manufactured by
Foremost Groups, Inc.
UPHOLSTERY AND DRAPERY
care and cleaning for Sunbrella and Sunbrella Shadow
One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® fabrics
looking good and to delay deep or vigorous
cleaning is to properly maintain the fabrics. This
can be accomplished by simply brushing off dirt
before it becomes embedded in the fabrics,
wiping up spills as soon as they occur or spot
cleaning soon after stains occur.
General or light cleaning
• Brush off any loose dirt.
• Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 ounces (1/4
cup) mild soap per gallon of lukewarm water.
• Use a sponge or a soft bristle brush to clean.
• Allow cleaning solution to soak into fabric.
• Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
• Allow fabric to air dry.
Spot cleaning
• Apply a light mist of mild soap and
water using a spray bottle.
• Work the solution into the stain by
lightly scrubbing the area with a
sponge or very soft bristle brush.
• Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
• Blot excess moisture with a clean,
soft towel or sponge.
• Wet-vacuum or blot excess water.
• Air dry, Repeat steps 3 and 4 until
all soap residue is removed.
For removable Sunbrella fabric
Hand washing
• Soak fabric in a solution of 1/4 cup mild
soap per gallon of lukewarm water.
• Use a sponge or a soft bristle
brush as necessary.
• Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
• Air dry.
Heavy cleaning for
stubborn stains and mildew
Applying 303 High Tech
Fabric Guard™
Sunbrella fabric does not promote mildew
growth, however, mildew may grow on dirt and
other foreign substances that are not removed
from the fabric. To clean mildew, or other
stubborn stains:
303 should be applied to Sunbrella fabrics
after each thorough cleaning, which typically
removes the original finish and reduces the
fabric’s water repellency.
• Prepare a solution of 8 ounces (1 cup)
of bleach and 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of
mild soap per gallon of clean water.
• Spray on entire area and allow to soak
into the fabric for 15 minutes.
• Remove stain with a sponge, clean
towel or very soft bristle brush.
• Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.
• Allow fabric to air dry.
• If stain and/or mildew are severe,
bleach quantities may be increased.
See our stain chart (on reverse side)
for removal of specific stains.
Re-treating the
fabric for ease of cleaning
As part of the finishing process, Sunbrella
fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon finish,
which enhances water repellency. This finish is
designed to last for several years, but must be
replenished after a thorough cleaning. Based
on test results, Glen Raven recommends 303
High Tech Fabric Guard™ as the preferred retreatment product for Sunbrella fabrics. Fabrics
should be re-treated after thorough cleaning or
after five years of use.
For more information,
visit www.303products.com.
Machine washing
Machine wash in cold water. Depending on
wash load size,
use normal amounts of mild laundry soap and
add 8 ounces (1 cup)cup of bleach.
Allow fabric to air dry.
• Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one
of the cleaning methods.
• Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.
• Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well-ventilated
area following instructions on the container.
• Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and
allow fabric to dry completely.
• Apply a second thin, even coating
of 303. (Two light coatings are more
effective in restoring fabric water
resistance than a single heavy coating.
• A 15-ounce bottle provides coverage
of up to 50 square feet of fabric.)
Professional cleaners
In evaluating the services of a professional firm,
you should inquire about the firm’s experience in
working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of
cleaning and re-treatment requirements.
DO NOT dry clean Sunbrella fabrics.
Helpful hints
Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric
when using a bleach solution – bleach may
discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse
Sunbrella thoroughly to completely remove
bleach.
Please be aware of the environment when
cleaning with bleach. Bleach can have harmful
effects on the natural environment around
you. We do not advise using bleach if you
are surrounded by a body of water or other
environment that could be affected.
Sunbrella air-dries very quickly. Machine drying
is not necessary.
If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if
necessary, but only on the synthetic setting.
As some irons exceed the recommended
temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small
inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC
1831 North Park Avenue, Glen Raven, NC 27217 USA
DO NOT use a steamer or iron set to steam setting.
t. 336.221.2211 / f. 336.586.1169
www.sunbrella.com
REVISED 3/2/12
SUNBRELLA® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF GLEN RAVEN, INC.
STAIN CHART
This chart contains our recommended cleaning methods of Sunbrella® fabric for some of the most common and toughest stains. You may also use Carbona Stain Devil cleaning
products. Available from national retailers, Carbona provides 9 formulas made to get out different types of stains. Apply the number indicated for your stain.
STAIN RECOMMENDED CLEANING SOLUTIONS
CARBONA STAIN DEVIL NO.
BEER Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
8
BERRY Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)
8
BIRD DROPPINGS Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water, or try Goo Gone Grease Cutter (a hand cleaner),
Greased Lightning, or Clean Rite Purple Power (available at Wal-Mart, K-Mart, etc.)
BLOOD (DRIED) Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.)
4
BUTTER volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 5
CHARCOAL, PENCIL MARKS
vacuum, then Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
3
CATSUP OR MUSTARD Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 2
CHEWING GUM volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 1
CHOCOLATE Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4 oz.)
2
COFFEE Dawn® dishwashing liquid / water, white vinegar, volatile solvent (acetone)
8
COLA Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 8
CRAYON paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
3
EGG (RAW) Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 4
GRAPE JUICE Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 8
GRAVY Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 2
GREASE (CAR) volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 5
INK (PERMANENT, INDIA, BALLPOINT)
paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone) 100%, soap and water
3
IRON RUST Carbona™ Stain Devil #9 9
LIPSTICK paint remover, oil or grease remover (mix as directed) 6
MASCARA paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone-100%), Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
8
MILDEW bleach (1 cup) / Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
4
MILK Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 8
NAIL POLISH volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 1
OIL volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 5
ORANGE DRINK Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 8
PAINT (LATEX) WET
Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 1
PAINT (LATEX) DRIED paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
1
PAINT (OIL OR LACQUER) paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed)
5
SHOE POLISH (LIQUID) volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 7
SHOE POLISH (WAX) apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100%
1
SUNTAN LOTION Pine Power® or pine oil detergent / water (mix as directed)
5
TEA Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 8
TOMATO JUICE Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water 2
TREE SAP turpentine (100%), Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water
7
URINE Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
8
VOMIT Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
8
FOOD COLOR Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / white vinegar (3 oz.)
6
WAX (CANDLE) apply heated iron over towel, volatile solvent (acetone) 100% 1
WINE Dawn® dishwashing liquid (2 oz.) / 1 gallon water / ammonia (4-8 oz.) / white vinegar (3 oz.)
8
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC
1831 North Park Avenue, Glen Raven, NC 27217 USA
t. 336.221.2211 / f. 336.586.1169
www.sunbrella.com
REVISED 3/31/10
SUNBRELLA® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF GLEN RAVEN, INC.
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