Your outdoor furniture will require different care instructions/guidelines based upon the materials your outdoor furniture is comprised of. Certain materials require more maintenance than others. Below you'll find care details on different materials your furniture may be made of:

Frames

Clean your frames regularly using mild soap and clean, warm water. Do not use abrasive materials or cleansers. Maintain your frames by covering with commercially available furniture covers or storing out of the elements when not in use. Always clean and dry thoroughly before storing.

All Weather Wicker

All Wicker products are a synthetic material we call All-Weather Wicker. It is made of either PVC, Polyvinyl Chloride, or PE-Polyethylene. Clean by washing frequently with mild soap and warm water. Do not use abrasive materials or cleansers. Commercial vinyl protectors may stain the cushions.

Straps

Clean your straps by washing frequently with mild soap and warm water. In areas with heavy pollution or smog, use commercially available cleaners. Do not use abrasive materials or cleansers. Maintain your strap with an application of commercially available vinyl protectors. This will also enhance the look, strengthen, and prolong the life of the straps.

Cushion and Slings

Clean your cushions and slings by wiping up minor spills with a mild soap and a damp cloth. Although the fabric has been treated to resist stains, over time it may be necessary to use commercially available cleaners. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Maintain your cushions and slings by storing them in a dry area out of the elements, or cover them with furniture covers when not in use.

Protective Furniture Covers

Routine cleaning is great for removing stains and general furniture upkeep. However, one of the biggest steps you can take to maximize the longevity of your outdoor furniture is to cover it from the harmful effects of the sun and inclement weather.

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