Upholstered Outdoor Furniture
Be sure to check the cloth tags for any manufacturer’s instructions specific to the brand or fabric type. Here’s a few extra tips to keep your outdoor upholstery clean and looking its best.
To clean: If you have natural fabric cushion covers that can be zipped off, wipe the surfaces first, then machine wash on a gentle cycle. For synthetic and waterproof fabrics, wipe down with a damp cloth first to clean dirt and dust. After removing dirt, use a diluted dish soap and water solution to clean without damaging fabric.
Treating mold: If the fabric has been left outside in the rain or damp weather, it could cause mold. You can scrub the mold with a dry brush after dusting with a dry cloth. Then wash according to the specific specifications of the fabric type.
To clean: Use a damp cloth to dust your furniture. You can also apply a gentle cleanser to give the wood a deep clean. We recommend an oil-based soap since it’s free of harsh chemicals and easy to use. Work in small sections to make sure the surface is thoroughly cleaned.
To treat mold: During cooler, wetter months your furniture may develop mold. Allow the piece to dry out before approaching the spots. Next, scrub the surface with a dry brush until the mold flakes off. After the mold is cleared, check for any issues and allow it to dry again fully before cleaning further.
Peak-use seasons: During spring and summer, we recommend wiping down wood at least once a week with a damp cloth to prevent dirt and dust.
The biggest risk for any outdoor metal furniture is rust and oxidation. However, it is easy to prevent rust with a simple routine.
To clean: We recommend using waterproof covers to take care of seasonal rain and dampness. Just be sure your covers are long enough to protect the bases or feet of chairs and tables.
Treating rust: The sooner rust is discovered, the easier it is to remove it. First, make sure to do a quick wipe down with a clean damp cloth but avoid the rusty spots. Then, use a DIY mixture of vinegar and water and simply brush the patchy orange spots with metal cleaning material or a steel wool pad.