While Your Furniture Is New
- Wash with a mild solution of detergent and water, rinse and dry.
- Apply a good quality vinyl protectant such as Armor All to the seating for protection against air pollution staining, salt air and fungus growth.
- Apply a good automobile wax such as Liquid Turtle Wax to the frames.
- For good protection, the above three steps should be performed three of four times a year in light pollution areas and more frequently in high pollution areas.
Stains on Vinyl Seating
- Light stains may be removed using a mild abrasive cleaner such as Clorox Soft Scrub.
- Heavy stains and fungus can be cleaned with a powdered cleanser such as Comet, applied vigorously.
- Light mildew can be removed with X-14 Mildew Remover or a good ammoniated cleaner used full strength.
- Don’t let fast tanning lotions come in contact with any seating material as it can cause deep penetration stains.
Sunbrella Outdoor/Indoor Fabric
May be spot washed by sponging briskly with a soapy solution of Ivory Liquid or Joy in lukewarm water (no more that 100 degrees F) Sponge with clear water thoroughly to remove soap. Allow to air dry. For stubborn stains and suntan lotions, we recommend Spic & Span Pine or Fine Fabric Cleaner. Spic & Span is available nationally in most supermarkets. Use full strength and apply vigorously with a sponge or clean rag. Sponge thoroughly with clear water. Allow to air dry.
Fine Fabric Cleaner for Automotive Fabrics by Johnson Wax is available nationally through most hardware and automotive supply stores. Simply follow the directions on the can for best results. If mildew stains should develop on fabric, prepare a mild Clorox and soapy water solution as follows: 1 cup Clorox per gallon water and 2 capfuls Ivory Liquid or Joy. Spray on entire area and allow to soak in. Repeat if necessary. The mildew stains will disappear. Do not use steam as this fabric is made of 100% acrylic fiber and is thermoplastic or heat sensitive. When spot washing, do not subject fabric to heat in excess of 100 degrees F and allow to air-dry.
Cold Weather Tip
In freezing climates, do not store furniture upside down as serious structural damage can occur if water freezes inside the frames. Store indoors if possible.